A Handbook of Clinical Genetics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780433105305, 9781483140988

A Handbook of Clinical Genetics

1st Edition

Authors: J. S. Fitzsimmons
eBook ISBN: 9781483140988
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 168
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A Handbook of Clinical Genetics focuses on clinical genetics and the growing demand for genetic counseling. This book begins by introducing issues regarding changes in morbidity and mortality; fall in birth rate; advances in technology and treatment; and complex social changes. Other topics covered include genetic and environmental factors in disease; the genetic code; pedigree information; inheritance patterns; genetic counseling; prenatal diagnosis of genetic disease; special problems; and ethical issues and future developments. The last portion of this text is devoted to a glossary of unfamiliar medical terms, list of recommended books for further research and study, and appendices consist of a case on genetic counseling for Down's syndrome. This handbook is suitable for nurses, medical students, and doctors needing an introduction to clinical genetics.

Table of Contents

Preface 1 Introduction 2 Genetic and Environmental Factors in Disease 3 The Genetic Code 4 Pedigree Information 5 Inheritance Patterns 6 Genetic Counseling 7 Prenatal Diagnosis of Genetic Disease 8 Special Problems 9 Ethical Issues and Future Developments Glossary Recommended Books Appendix A Appendix B


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