Family history/pedigree

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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 ...
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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 ...
Cancer is always a genetic disease, as it results from genetic defects in cells. In the majority of cases, the accumulation of genetic changes in a tissue is random, and the tumour is termed sporadic. In a fraction of cases, however, all the cells of the body carry an inborn genetic defect, which in ...