Introductory-Article Issue-1 [December 2012]

Genetic Counseling Newsletter Introductory ArticleGenetic counselling is a communication process between a healthcare professional trained in genetics and an individual or family affected by or at risk for an inherited disorder. The goals of this process include promoting awareness of the medical facts of the condition, understanding the role of heredity in the expression of the condition and its risk of recurrence, discussing the options available for dealing with the disorder, and assisting families in choosing the options that are most appropriate for them., .....

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TRISOMIES Issue-2 [January 2013]

TRISOMIES Issue-2Genes are the blueprint for our bodies. Almost every cell in the body has a copy of the blueprint, stored inside a sac called the nucleus. Genes are beaded along chromosomes, which are tightly bundled strands of the chemical substance deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Humans usually have 23 pairs of chromosomes, with two sex chromosomes that decide gender and 44 chromosomes that dictate other factors, such as growth and function. ., .....

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