The counselling of those at risk from inherited disorders forms an integral and rapidly expanding part of the practice of medicine, and significant advances are continually being made in this area. Increasingly, common disorders are known to have an inherited component, and this book provides invaluable, up-to-date guidance, distilling the profusion of new information and the associated psychosocial and ethical considerations and concerns into a single volume. With a clear layout and an accessible, readable style, Practical Genetic Counselling now in its seventh edition has an unparalleled reputation for providing helpful advice and guidance. It will be essential reading for trainees in clinical genetics and genetic counselling, practising clinical geneticists and other clinicians working with patients affected by inherited disorders. It will also be of interest to specialist nurses, counsellors in a clinical setting, social scientists, ethicists and genetic laboratory staff.