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Krista Qualmann, MS, CGC, Memorial Hermann Mischer Neuroscience Institute at the Texas Medical Center and UTHealth, explains what a genetic counselor does when meeting with a patient.
The genetic counselor will take a detailed medical history of the patient and of the patient's family, including an occurrences of benign legions. The counseling includes patient education. A genetic counselor will explain why they are or are not concerned about certain syndromes and how these hereditary syndromes run in families.