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Prenatal testing for late-onset neurogenetic diseases

Author: G Evers-Kiebooms; M W Zoeteweij; Peter S Harper
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : BIOS Scientific, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book addresses the biological, moral and legal issues which arising prenatal testing of late onset neurogenetic disease. The contributors focus specifically on Huntington's Disease, which is used as a model for other late onset neurogenetic diseases. The ethical and legal aspects of prenatal testing and preimplantation genetic diagnosis are discussed with reference to case histories. This volume will provide  Read more...
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Prenatal testing for late-onset neurogenetic diseases.
Oxford ; New York : BIOS Scientific, 2002
(OCoLC)50055118
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Evers-Kiebooms; M W Zoeteweij; Peter S Harper
ISBN: 0203450299 9780203450291
OCLC Number: 56589755
Notes: "This book arose from a European collaborative study and from a European BIOMED meeting held in Leuven, Belgium, in November 2000"--Preface.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 219 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; Abbreviations; Contributors; Preface; Introduction: complexity of predictive and prenatal testing for neurogenetic late-onset diseases; Case histories of prenatal testing for Huntington's disease; An overview of prenatal testing for Huntington's disease in six European countries; Reproductive history after predictive testing for Huntington's disease: a European collaborative study; Predictive and prenatal testing for Huntington's disease in Greece, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark; Legal aspects of prenatal testing for late-onset neurological diseases. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis for Huntington's diseaseCase histories about preimplantation genetic diagnosis; Ethical aspects of prenatal testing and preimplantation genetic diagnosis for late-onset neurogenetic disease: the case of Huntington's disease; Prenatal testing; dilemmas and problems facing Huntington's families. A lay perspective; Predictive and prenatal testing for autosomal dominant cerebellar at.
Responsibility: edited by G. Evers-Kiebooms, M.W. Zoeteweij, P.S. Harper.

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This book addresses the biological, moral and legal issues which arising prenatal testing of late onset neurogenetic disease. The contributors focus specifically on Huntington's Disease, which is used as a model for other late onset neurogenetic diseases. The ethical and legal aspects of prenatal testing and preimplantation genetic diagnosis are discussed with reference to case histories. This volume will provide valuable insights for all those involved in dealing with these challenging issues.

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