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

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Suennen has been placing bets lately on companies focused on innovation in health care: continuous monitoring of at-risk patients; applying AI and machine learning to medical imaging; and telemedicine for genetic counseling. Rebecca Robbins, STAT, "The gatekeeper: If you want to make it big in health care, it’ll help to get past Lisa Suennen first," 6 June 2018 However, that did not cover the test interpretation or the genetic counseling costs. Carolyn Sue Richards, Smithsonian, "Most Parents Want to Test Their Unborn Kids’ Genes For Disease Risk," 25 May 2018 Proceeds from the concert go to Cancer LifeNet, which offers to patients and their families financial counseling, support groups, genetic counseling and therapies to ease side effects from treatment for cancer. Karen Toussaint,, "Chamber music concert on April 29 to benefit Kaufman Cancer Center," 23 Apr. 2018 National guidelines recommend professional genetic counseling and BRCA testing for any woman with ovarian cancer, and for healthy women with family histories of breast and ovarian cancer. Marie Mccullough,, "Breast-cancer gene testing no longer requires prescription, over objections by patient advocates," 6 Mar. 2018 The first company to present was Genome Medical, which is involved in the growing field of genetic counseling. Peter Krouse,, "First 10 startups make pitch for time at Plug and Play in Cleveland," 1 Mar. 2018 Researchers have expressed concerns that when such testing suggests potentially life-threatening conditions, support services such as genetic counseling were often severely lacking. David Becker,, "Genetic testing at home: 10 facts a cardiologist wants you to know," 6 Feb. 2018 Other medical librarians work in universities as liaisons to the clinical programs such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, and genetic counseling. Bob Kieserman,, "A good librarian can do a lot for your health," 1 Nov. 2017

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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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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