Understanding Genetics A Primer for Couples and Families

Understanding Genetics
Uitgever: Abc-Clio
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780313361814
  • Druk: 1
  • april 2005
  • 224 pagina's
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One in every 100 Americans is born with a serious genetic disorder, and more will face a disease with genetic components in their lifetime. In the past decade, fledgling genetic science has identified more than 4,000 diseases connected to genetic factors. Genetic doctors and testing have become relatively common. But what is genetics'? How do these doctors and their tests work, and what if anything can they change? Dr. Scheuerle walks us through this new field and explains the basics, detailing diseases and disordes that can present in each life stage: in infancy and childhood, in puberty and adolescence, and in adulthood as well as old age. The text addresses genetic issues that might be considered in pregnancy and pregnancy planning. Also discussed are prenatal testing procedures, and talking about genetic disease with children and teenagers.

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There is no better place for the concerned parent to turn to for scientific and medical insights on their questions about genetics than Doctor Scheuerle's Understanding Genetics: A Primer for Couples and Families. Given that one in every 100 Americans is born with a serious genetic disorder, issues are more clearly defined in modern times, requiring Understanding Genetics for a basic primer. Chapters survey the science of genetics, how it works, and what things doctors can change. The genetics of both common childhood and adult disorders are all discussed. - MBR Internet Bookwatch/Library Bookwatch Scheuerle explains the basic principles of genetics and describes possible genetic diseases and disorders that can arise in each life stage, from infancy to old age. She addresses genetic factors that might be considered in pregnancy and pregnancy planning and discusses prenatal testing procedures. The text is a useful resource for families with concerns about genetics and about becoming active in their own health care. - SciTech Book News With considerable information regarding pregnancy and prenatal diagnosis, her book is specifically oriented to the parents of a child, infant, or fetus diagnosed with a genetic disorder. Common genetic testing and diagnostic screening, the basics of DNA and chromosomes, myths about inheritance and birth defects, and a comprehensive glossary are included. The book offers an excellent description of the roles of the various professionals one is apt to interact with when involved with managing a genetic disorder for oneself or a family member. The author discusses relevant points on ethical and legal issues that could assist readers in making an informed decision regarding a family member with a genetic disorder. Recommended. Two-year technical college students in the health sciences; general readers. - Choice

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2005-04-30
Afmetingen
24,1 x 16,5 x 2,5 cm
Aantal pagina's
224 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Angela Scheuerle
Redacteur
Corbett, Doris
Uitgever
Abc-Clio

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Understanding Genetics: A Primer for Couples and Families

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9780313361814

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Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2005-04-30
Subtitel
A Primer for Couples and Families
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