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Handbook of genomics and the family : psychosocial context for children and adolescents

Author: Kenneth P Tercyak
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Issues in clinical child psychology.
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Today's consumer can send a company a DNA sample and receive a detailed set of genetic test results in return all without ever visiting a health care provider. Although knowing one's personal risk for serious disease may lead some individuals to make more informed health choices, an ever-growing set of questions remains: Are predictive genetic tests meaningful? Can the results be harmful as well as helpful? In what  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Handbook of genomics and the family.
New York ; London : Springer, 2010
(OCoLC)615883246
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth P Tercyak
ISBN: 9781441958006 1441958002
OCLC Number: 696758031
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 615 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface; References; References; Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; About The Editor; Contributors; Part I Introduction to Genomics; 1 Key Concepts in Human Genomics and Epidemiology; Introduction; The Human Genome Project; Neural Tube Defects; The Etiology of NTD Involves Environmental and Genetic Factors; Genetic Causes of NTD; Interrelationship of Folic Acid and Genetics in NTD; Environmental Causes of Neural Tube Defects; Environmental, Dietary, and Genetic Interactions in NTD; Childhood Cancer; The Etiology of Childhood Leukemia Involves Environmental and Genetic Factors. Genetic Causes of Childhood LeukemiaEnvironmental Factors and Childhood Leukemia; Environmental and Genetic Interactions in Childhood Leukemia; Conclusions: Impacts Of Expanding Research In Genomics And ChildrenS Health; 2 Psychological Genetics: Understanding the Natureof Psychological Differences Through Etiology; Introduction; Principles Of Behavioral Genetic Design: The Coinheritance Of Genetic And Psychological Characteristics; Types Of Behavioral Genetic Designs; Generalizations To Be Made About Genes And Human Behavior. Delineating Psychological Constructs: The Interdependence Of Psychological And Genetic InquiryEmerging Issues And The Future Of Psychology And Genetics; References; Part II CrossCutting Issues in Children and Families; 3 Understanding Gene, Environment, and Gene Environment Interaction Effects: The Exampleof Childhood Externalizing Disorders; Introduction; Family Studies; Twin Studies; Adoption Studies; Combination Studies; GeneEnvironment Correlation And Interaction; Conclusions And Future Directions; References. 4 Process in Genetic Counseling: Considerations for Children and Their FamiliesIntroduction; Role Of Genetic Counseling; Structure of Medical Genetics Counseling Sessions; Comprehension and Family Meaning of Genetic Health Information; Intrafamilial Relationships and Communication Dynamics; Empowering Families; Special Considerations For Children; Genetic and Genomic Testing; Ethical Concerns About Testing; Considerations for Communicating Genetic and Genomic Information to Children; Increasing The Complexity: Integrating Genomic Risk Information. Genomic Testing and Risk Information for Children and FamiliesNew Challenges; Counseling About Genomic Health Information; Conclusion; References; 5 Genomics and the Family: Integrative Frameworks; Introduction; Importance Of Theory And Theorizing; Case Study; Individual And Family Factors That Influence Adaptation; Factors That Influenced Adaptation In JenniferS Family; RiskResistance Adaptation Models; Risk Factors; Resistance Factors; Adjustment/Adaptation Outcomes; Resiliency Model Of Family Stress, Adjustment, And Adaptation; Family Demands; Family Types; Family Resources.
Series Title: Issues in clinical child psychology.
Other Titles: Genomics and the family
Responsibility: edited by Kenneth P. Tercyak.

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