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Genetic Counseling Consultations: Uncertainty

  1. Florence J van Zuuren

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005588



How to Cite

van Zuuren, F. J. 2006. Genetic Counseling Consultations: Uncertainty. eLS. .

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  1. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


The frequent portrayal of genetics in the media as able to provide accurate information with a high degree of confidence contrasts sharply with the uncertainty that is a dominant feature in much genetic counseling.


  • unpredictability;
  • uncontrollability;
  • uncertainty;
  • hereditary information;
  • genetic counseling