genetic counseling


: guidance relating to genetic disorders that is provided by a medical professional typically to individuals with an increased risk of having a child with such a disorder

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web What is genetic counseling? Monique Wilson, Glamour, 20 Oct. 2022 Alyssa Grygiel, a 2014 graduate of Valley Forge High School in Parma Heights and a 2017 summa cum laude graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with bachelor of science degree in biology, recently graduated from the Baylor School of Medicine with a master’s degree in genetic counseling. cleveland, 1 June 2020 Most cover both testing and genetic counseling for BRCA1, BRCA2 and Lynch Syndrome, a hereditary form of colorectal cancer. al, 26 Feb. 2023 Most Medicaid programs also cover genetic counseling in addition to testing, so patients understand their risks and take action to prevent cancer. al, 26 Feb. 2023 Esther Choi and Maya Briskin, coauthors of the study and genetic counseling students at Kean University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program, urge consumers to be aware of the differences in the home testing market. Jeanne Erdmann, Discover Magazine, 2 Nov. 2021 The fees cover the cost of the screenings as well as genetic counseling and the additional testing needed for any patient who screens positive. Los Angeles Times, 12 Dec. 2022 Labcorp’s vice president of genetic counseling and services reached out — after ProPublica contacted the company and shared Amanda’s story. Anna Clark, ProPublica, 6 Dec. 2022 One former employee of the genetic counseling company InformedDNA, which uses PTO Exchange, says that cash wasn’t an option. WIRED, 1 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of genetic counseling was in 1949

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“Genetic counseling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition

genetic counseling

: guidance provided by a medical professional typically to individuals with an increased risk of having offspring with a specific genetic disorder and that includes providing information and advice concerning the probability of producing offspring with the disorder, prenatal diagnostic tests, and available treatments
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