Genetic Counseling: Consanguinity
Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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How to Cite
Mueller, R. 2006. Genetic Counseling: Consanguinity. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Consanguineous marriages are uncommon in Western Europe and North America, whereas in many other parts of the world consanguineous marriage predominates. While consanguinity is routinely enquired after when obtaining a family history during genetic counseling, careful consideration should be given to the possible meaning attributed to that enquiry.
- close relative;
- genetic disorder;
- autosomal recessive;
- genetic counseling;