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Your health care provider may refer you to a genetic professional. Universities and medical centers also often have affiliated genetic professionals, or can provide referrals to a genetic professional or genetics clinic. Genetic counseling provides patients and family members the tools to make the right choice in regard to test for a disease or condition.

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      • Pycnodysostosis facts
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      • How do I talk to my family about Gaucher disease?
      • How do I prepare to talk to my family about Gaucher disease?
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      • What is kidney dysplasia?
      • How does kidney dysplasia happen?
      • What causes kidney dysplasia?
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