Genetic counseling and religion

Submitted: Monday 26th of July 2010 07:14:22 PM
Submitted by: egf
Language: English
Educational levels: expert, qc2, qc3

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This resource contains materials from advanced courses of genetic counseling and it is focused on relationships between religion and genetic counselling.

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Introduction Culture is a set of beliefs, values and assumptions that groups of people share. As it represents a complex synthesis of qualities (beliefs, rules of behavior, language, rituals, art, technology, styles of dress, ways of producing and cooking food, religion, and political and econo ...
Culture is a set of beliefs, values and assumptions that groups of people share. As it represents a complex synthesis of qualities (beliefs, rules of behavior, language, rituals, art, technology, styles of dress, ways of producing and cooking food, religion, and political and economic systems), it ...
Introduction Culture is a set of beliefs, values and assumptions that groups of people share. As it represents a complex synthesis of qualities (beliefs, rules of behavior, language, rituals, art, technology, styles of dress, ways of producing and cooking food, religion, and political and econo ...
In countries where consanguinity rates are high several problems may arise that may lead to difficulties in diagnosis of genetic diseases and/or in enetic counseling. Very rare diseases When a child is born with a very rare disorder it is often assumed that if the parents are consanguineous, th ...
In human societies marriages usually occur within quite narrow geographical boundaries, which effectively limits the degree to which genes are transmitted. Genetic admixture is further restricted by positive assortative mating, i.e., by individuals choosing a marriage partner not only from the same ...
The past few decades have witnessed major technological advances in medical genetics generating much activity in laboratories and hospitals. Alongside this activity there has been a gradual realisation that technological advances alone form only one component of a comprehensive model of genetic serv ...

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