genetic counseling n.
The counseling of prospective parents on the probabilities and dangers of inherited diseases occurring in their offspring and on the diagnosis and treatment of such diseases.
The counseling of individuals, especially prospective parents with respect to their offspring, about the statistical probabilities of inheriting genetic diseases and the nature, diagnosis, and treatment of such diseases.
The practice of counseling a person about the results of genetic testing so that the results are accurately understood. The person being counseled may then make a more informed decision about any actions to be taken.