Genetic counseling in the middle East

Shelley J. Kennedy, Muna Al-Saffar

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Genetic counseling is a new profession in the Middle East - and one that is highly in demand, given the demographics and health issues of the populations in this region. The practice of genetic counseling can be differentiated from the larger field of clinical genetics due to its intrinsic focus on communication and psychosocial issues. Although genetic counseling and clinical genetic services are closely interwoven, and typically offered together, the provision of genetic testing may not encompass the genetic counseling process in its entirety.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGenetic Disorders Among Arab Populations
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783642050800
ISBN (Print)9783642050794
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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