A Guide to Genetic Counseling, 2nd Edition. Chapter 2: The Ultimate Genetic Tool: The Family History

This chapter provides detailed discussion on the family history basics, how to gather information and construct a pedigree, interpreting the family history and psychosocial aspects of obtaining a family history. Pedigree symbol charts are included, red flags, and many sample pedigrees are reviewed. 


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Note Textbook, 2009; reference

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Genetic Counselor

  • Genetics Expertise and Analysis
    • 1:   Demonstrate and utilize a depth and breadth of understanding and knowledge of genetics and genomics core concepts and principles.
      • 1a:   Demonstrate knowledge of principles of human, medical, and public health genetics and genomics and their related sciences.
    • 3:   Construct relevant, targeted and comprehensive personal and family histories and pedigrees.
      • 3a:   Demonstrate proficiency in the use of pedigree symbols, standard notation, and nomenclature.
      • 3d:   Elicit and assess pertinent information relating to medical, developmental, pregnancy and psychosocial histories.
      • 3e:   Extract pertinent information from available medical records.