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Wellcome Connecting Science | Graphic | Empowering People: Genetic Counselling in Focus

Exploring and talking about families can raise many emotions and feelings for people, sometimes unexpectedly. For some people this is particularly challenging if there are circumstances that mean parts, or entire, family histories are unknown or if there has been emotional conflict or distress in a family.


In cases like these, genetic counsellors will work with an individual to understand and assess what is known and accessible and then discuss and work through their genetic testing and disease screening options based on their circumstances.