Medical Genetics is a medical specialty concerned with how hereditary and genetic factors play a role in health and development.
A genetic evaluation is a process in which a family is assessed for their risk of an inherited condition, educated about the disease and the chance that other family members could be affected with the same. Genetic professionals are trained to deal with the medical, psychosocial and ethical dilemmas that arise when managing familial conditions.
Genetic counselling is a way to learn about genetic or hereditary disorders and the chance that they can be passed on to future generations. This information helps people make decisions about their health, their family's health, and pregnancy planning and management.