An educational counseling process for individuals and families who have a genetic disease or may be at risk for a disease to facilitate informed decision-making.
- Genetic counselor
Genetic counselor: A health professional who has a graduate degree or specialized training in the areas of genetics and genetic counseling.
- Genetic discrimination
Genetic discrimination: The potential use of genetic information to discriminate against people in the workplace, in health insurance, or in any other arena.
- Genetic disease
Genetic disease: A disease caused by an abnormality in an individual’s genome. There are a number of different types of genetic inheritance: Single gene inheritance — Also called Mendelian or monogenic inheritance. This type of inheritance is caused by changes or mutations that occur in the DNA sequence of a single gene. There are more […]
- Genetic immunodeficiency disease
Genetic immunodeficiency disease: See: Primary immunodeficiency disease.
- Genetic infantile agranulocytosis
Genetic infantile agranulocytosis: Children born with this condition lack neutrophils (a type of white blood cell that is important in fighting infection). These children suffer frequent infections from bacteria which in the past led to death in three-quarters of cases before 3 years of age. This disease is also known as severe congenital neutropenia (SCN). […]