Genetic Counselors

This field of genetic counseling is expected to grow faster than average for many years to come. Scientific developments in understanding adult genetic disorders and in reproductive technologies have created new opportunities for treatment and testing. The data produced by the Human Genome Project (the mapping of human DNA) will create new ethical dilemmas as new genetic tests become available. This, in turn, will create an increased need for individuals who can help patients understand the options these developments present, as well as their associated risks.

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