Journal of Genetic Counseling

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 375–377 | Cite as

The Historical Perspective: Sheldon Reed and 50 Years of Genetic Counseling

  • Robert G. Resta


Genetic Counseling Historical Perspective 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert G. Resta
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  1. 1.Center For Perinatal StudiesSwedish Medical CenterSeattle

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