Genetic counseling is the process by which the patients or relatives at risk of an inherited disorder are advised of the consequences and nature of the disorder, the probability of developing or transmitting it, and the options open to them in management and family planning. This complex process can be separated into diagnostic (the actual estimation of risk) and supportive aspects.
Traduzione Inglese della parola Inglese genetic counseling defined: A short-term educational counseling process for individuals and families who have a genetic disease or who are at risk for such a disease. Genetic counseling provides patients with information about their condition and helps them make informed decisions. explained: Listen to a detailed explanation. Barbara Biesecker, M.S., of the National Human Genome Research Institute's Medical Genetics Branch, defines genetic counseling.