Definition of genetic counseling in English:

genetic counseling

Syllabification: ge·net·ic coun·sel·ing


  • The giving of advice to prospective parents concerning the chances of genetic disorders in a future child.
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    • Similarly, when a couple have lost a child with a potentially inherited condition, analysis of tissue from the dead baby may be crucial for accurate genetic counselling and future prenatal testing.
    • Even routine pregnancies in industrialized countries are increasingly technological, as couples are offered genetic counselling, and ultrasound scans and amniocentesis have become commonplace.
    • The study aims to evaluate the quality of genetic counselling provided within general health services.

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