Family communication and relationships

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Genetic counselling has been perhaps the most important way of assisting families with a hereditary disease in managing the consequences of the disease, and in helping individuals at-risk to find creative solutions for their problems. The increased awareness of the genetic aspects of a disease, and ...
The term screening applies to the application of a test or tests in a general population in which most individuals will be considered at low risk.1 Screening is used as a method of identifying those in the population whose risk might be significantly high to warrant the offer of further diagnostic t ...
Practical Aspects of Consent, Confidentiality and Disclosure - C. Patch
Molecular genetic testing is now available for more than 600 single gene disorders and the information from such a test can be crucial in the genetic counselling process. Is a molecular test the most appropriate option? Before ordering such a test the counsellor must decide whether the test will ...
People feel that genetics raises uniquely sensitive ethical issues. I sometimes show a diagram of the two variant PCR products from the amelogenin gene. I say that pattern A, although fairly common in the general population, is found in over 90% of the prison population, and virtually 100% of prison ...