The Encyclopedia Of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defectsby James Wynbrandt, Mark D. Ludman (With)
Medical knowledge of genetics has witnessed advances affecting the detection, potential treatment, and cure for literally hundreds of genetic and congenital anomalies. The Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects, Second Edition offers students and researchers practical access to what is perhaps the most exciting and dynamic field in modern science.
Written in clear, nontechnical language, this volume covers the spectrum of clinical and research information on hereditary conditions and birth defects. The text includes a general essay on the basics of genetic science and its medical applications. More than 600 entries are extensively crossreferenced and explore genetic anomalies, diagnostic procedures, causes of mutations, and high risk groups.
The second edition features:
50 new entries, including genetic terminology, such as screening and diagnostic techniques, and conditions/disorders with a genetic component, such as anxiety, aggression, and smoking
Thoroughly revised entries that reflect tremendous breakthroughs on major genetic disorders, such as muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, spina bifida, ovarian, breast and other cancers, and Alzheimer's disease
Genetics news, including results of gene therapy trials for treating AIDS and hemophilia, DNA fingerprintingtype techniques, and controversial trends, such as designer babies and retirement pregnancies
Web sites of support groups and organizations as well as sites with links to information on genetic disorders and related subjects.
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