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ERIC Number: ED082405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 8
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Genetic Counseling in Mental Retardation.
Bowen, Peter
The task of the genetic counselor who identifies genetic causes of mental retardation and assists families to understand risk of recurrence is described. Considered are chromosomal genetic disorders such as Down's syndrome, inherited disorders such as Tay-Sachs disease, identification by testing the amniotic fluid cells (amniocentresis) in time for abortion, problems of identifying biochemical abnormalities, and kinds of decisions parents make with support from the genetic counselor. (MC)
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