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Here's an idea for Thanksgiving: Talk about medical history when the family is all together

Bonnie Liebers, a private genetic counselor who operates Genetic Counseling Services, works phone consultation with a client.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Bonnie Liebers, a private genetic counselor who operates Genetic Counseling Services, works phone consultation with a client.
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This Thanksgiving, when you hand over the cranberries and pumpkin pie to Aunt Sally and Grandpa Joe, you might take a minute to think about the DNA around the dining room table. In 2004, the U.S. surgeon general decided that turkey day should also be National Family History Day, a time not only to pass the mashed potatoes but to share our medical history and gather information on hereditary diseases and conditions. “Families are so ...

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