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The introduction to the 25th edition of the ESGM Medical Genetics Course.
This course represents an evolution of the `Genetic Counselling in Practice` courses that has run successfully over the past ten years. The new course has been divided into two parts. The first part includes basic scientific information and clinical skills needed for genetic healthcare practice, ...
The rapid and continuing progress in gene discovery for complex diseases is fuelling interest in the potential implications of this knowledge for clinical and public health practice. One of the prominent expectations is that preventive and therapeutic interventions can be more effectively administer ...
In the past twenty years the demand for clinical genetic services and genetic counselling has increased enormously alongside the major advances in genetic science. Although accurate genetic counselling relies on a firm medical diagnosis, accepted definitions of genetic counselling also emphasise the ...
Principles regarding consent for procedures and protecting the confidentiality of medical information are enshrined in codes governing ethical practice. They are also subject to statutory oversight which may vary according to the area of administration. It can be argued that medical genetics is no ...
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