Many clinicians participate in the Genetics and Birth Defects Clinic. Each is versed in general clinical genetics, as well as individual clinical subspecialty areas such as birth defects, cytogenetics, biochemical disorders, and molecular genetics. Patients are evaluated by a board certified genetic counselor and an M.D. medical geneticist. All cases are presented at a post-clinic conference. The clinicians review the family history information, take relevant medical history, and in most cases conduct a physical examination.