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Does it run in the family? : a consumer's guide to DNA testing for genetic disorders

Author: Doris Teichler-Zallen
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1997.
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In this book, geneticist and science policy expert Doris Teichler Zallen explains clearly and sympathetically how genetic disorders are passed along in families; which hereditary disorders can be tested for using genetic technology; how the new DNA tests for genetic disorders work; what genetic tests can and can't reveal, and why the tests often do not give clear-cut answers; what questions one should ask doctors
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Teichler-Zallen
ISBN: 0813524466 9780813524467
OCLC Number: 35928801
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.

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In this book, geneticist and science policy expert Doris Teichler Zallen explains clearly and sympathetically how genetic disorders are passed along in families; which hereditary disorders can be tested for using genetic technology; how the new DNA tests for genetic disorders work; what genetic tests can and can't reveal, and why the tests often do not give clear-cut answers; what questions one should ask doctors and genetic counselors; how the health care system,

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.

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