genetic counseling


Definition of 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

Examples of genetic counseling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The data must be analyzed and interpreted, and the patients may require interventions based on the results, alongside extensive genetic counseling to guide the parents. Grace Browne, Wired, 25 Nov. 2021 Genetic testing company Genome Medical acquired GeneMatters, which provides telehealth genetic counseling, and closed a $60 million Series C round led by Casdin Capital. Stat Staff, STAT, 31 Aug. 2021 By the mid-1990s, there were 19 genetic counseling programs nationwide, all of which were modeled on the Sarah Lawrence program and five of which were directed by Sarah Lawrence graduates. New York Times, 2 Oct. 2020 If there is concern that other family members may also have CCM, genetic counseling can help find out. Claire Gillespie,, 14 Sep. 2020 The patient is a pregnant woman being admitted for delivery or presenting for prenatal care, ultrasound, genetic counseling and/or associated procedure, antenatal testing, or other prenatal visit. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 12 Aug. 2020 Joann Ginal, a Democratic state senator from Fort Collins, learned that last year, when Polis vetoed a bill of hers that concerned genetic counseling. Alex Burness, The Denver Post, 9 Feb. 2020 And at the population health company Color, genetic counseling is billed as part of a single service that is included with testing and isn’t impacted by the Medicare restrictions, according to company spokesperson Ben Kobren. Rebecca Robbins, STAT, 26 Mar. 2020 The company is also the sole grantee selected to set up and deliver genetic counseling for Americans participating in the program. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, 21 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of genetic counseling

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of genetic counseling was in 1949

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4 Dec 2021

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“Genetic counseling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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Medical Definition of 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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