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Modern clinical genetics is an important element of daily health care at all levels of specialization. However, the question of who should provide genetic counseling has yet to be resolved. It is solely the purview of the clinical geneticist, or do primary-care and other practitioners have the prerogative and responsibility for genetic counseling? How much counseling is done personally and how much on a referral basis is a matter of judgment addressed in this book. The author states that this book is written "for practising clinicians" and reviews medical genetic principles and sketches various conditions, with the intent of guiding
Practical Genetic Counselling.. Ann Intern Med. ;95:787–788. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-6-787_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(6):787-788.
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