Understanding the genetics of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and the different tests and what they mean is a complex process.1–3 Professional genetic counsellors are able to guide parents and carers through this process, making sure they have all the information and advice that are needed to adjust to what a diagnosis of DMD means for their families.1–3 This article describes the different ways a genetic counsellor can help and how to go about getting in touch with one.
Being aware of developmental milestones is an important consideration for your child’s health. While developmental delay may be nothing to worry about, it can sometimes be a sign of a muscle disorder
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