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ATLANTA (GenomeWeb) – Genetic counseling can help patients newly diagnosed with a heart condition feel less fearful and more empowered, according to a study presented here at the National Society of Genetic Counselors annual meeting.

Recent guidelines have recommended genetic counseling and testing for inherited heart diseases, which has increased not only demand for genetic counselors but also outcomes data on genetic counseling, according to Brittney Murray, a genetic counselor at Johns Hopkins University.

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