1. Hahaha loved it. I particularly appreciate the way in which you took the book's advice on board, and applied it to a real-life situation: clearly a thoroughly educational and useful tome!

  2. Diagnosis may require several periodic visits to a geneticist, because a phenotype may evolve slowly, and new syndromes are constantly being reported. The importance of making a diagnosis in a child with mental retardation cannot be overemphasized. An accurate diagnosis allows for anticipatory guidance for the patient, recurrence risk information and genetic counseling for the parents, and opportunities for the family to become involved in specific support groups. An uncertain diagnosis should be conveyed as such; no diagnosis is preferable to an incorrect one.

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