Monthly Archives: November 2012

So you want to have a baby…


One of the most frequent responses that I get when people are trying to guess what a genetic counselor might do is something along the lines of “so maybe you’d see a genetic counselor if you want to have a … Continue reading

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Why might you receive genetic counseling as a child?


The main reason for referral to Medical Genetics during childhood is due to physical and/or mental differences that a parent, a teacher, or a child’s health care provider has noticed. In this case, the child is seen by a geneticist … Continue reading

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I’ve been referred for genetic counseling… What does that mean?


Most people who are referred for genetic counseling have never heard of it before, and can be quite intimidated by the sound of it – is someone going to try to change my genes?? Like gene therapy or something? Or … Continue reading

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