Predictive Medicine For Rookies

Predictive Medicine For Rookies

by Anne Hart

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Predictive Medicine For Rookies by Anne Hart

This book is meant to empower the general consumer with knowledge about DNA testing for predisposition to diseases or for deep maternal and paternal ancestry when written records are absent. At home-genetic testing needs watchdogs, Web sites, and guidebooks to interpret test results in plain language for those with no science background.

Online, you'll find genetic tests for ancestry or for familial (genetic, inherited) disease risks. What helpful suggestions do general consumers with no science background need to consider?

What's new in medical marketing is genetic testing online for predisposition to diseases--such as breast cancer or blood conditions. Kits usually are sent directly to the consumer who returns a mouthwash or swab DNA sample by mail.

What type of training do healthcare teams need in order to interpret the results of these tests to consumers? Once you receive the results of online genetic testing kits, how do you interpret it? If your personal physician isn't yet trained to interpret the results of online genetic tests, how can you find a healthcare professional that is trained?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595351466
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/27/2005
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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