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Daemon
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Genetic Counseling

Genetic counseling is the process by which patients at risk of developing or transmitting an inherited disorder are advised of the nature and consequences of the disorder, the probability of developing it or passing it on, and the available treatment options. Typically, people seek counseling because they have a family history of genetic disorders or because their job or lifestyle exposes them to health risks like radiation or chemicals. What are some of the conditions commonly screened for? More...
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Family history of a genetic condition or chromosome abnormality, Molecular test for single gene disorder, Increased maternal age (35 years and older), Increased paternal age (40 years and older), Abnormal maternal serum screening results or ultrasound findings, Increased nuchal translucency measurements on ultrasound, Strong family history of cancer or Predictive testing for adult-onset conditions
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Some of the more familiar genetic disorders are:

Down syndrome
cystic fibrosis
sickle cell disease
Tay-Sachs disease (a fatal disease affecting the central nervous system
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