In its service towards patients and the general public the Center for Medical Genetics wishes to provide correct and adequate information on various questions on heredity. Most of these questions are medical, but they can also relate to coherent psychological, ethical, juridical or social issues.
Our medical service includes different types of consultation.
Some patients want to know about their own risk of developing a genetic disease, others want to know if their disease is hereditary or genetic. Even during pregnancy the unborn child can be tested on severe abnormalities. Under particular conditions, children can be genetically tested.
We also discuss possible psychological and/or relational consequences of genetic tests.
A separate chapter on heredity focuses on some basic genetic terms and the concept of genetics itself.
Last updated: 18 June 2015 - 11:27
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