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|Description:||xiii, 201 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Basics of Genetics and Genetic Testing --
Ch. 3. Finding Out about Genetic Tests --
Ch. 4. Making Decisions about Genetic Testing --
Ch. 5. Making Decisions about Testing for Susceptibility --
Ch. 6. Societal Uses of DNA Testing Information --
Ch. 7. The Outlook for Future Genetic Tests and Treatments --
Ch. 8. Nurturing the Genetic Grapevine --
Ch. 9. Some Thoughts and Recommendations.
|Responsibility:||Doris Teichler Zallen.|
government policies, and insurance companies influence our options; and what the resources are for obtaining more information and counseling. Through the stories of real families and the choices they made about genetic testing, Zallen helps readers think through their own alternatives and discuss them with relatives. Does it Run in the Family? is essential reading for every family coping with inherited medical conditions and for the medical and genetics professionals.
involved in their decisions. It will also interest all readers who seek a clear explanation of the new DNA tests and the issues surrounding them.