YA-- A readable book with a wealth of information for students of biology and psychology. It has well-written and clearly cited source entries, and gives excellent background on genetic problems. Also included are descriptions of centers for genetic study and listings of available resources for those interested in locating services for people with birth defects. Charts and graphs enable readers to compare statistical information.
For each of 600 disorders, coverage includes historical data regarding original identification; information on prognosis; availability (where available) of prenatal detection; biochemical and molecular bases; and concerned groups and associations. No pronunciation. Explanations are non-technical. A public library reference. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)