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To test or not to test : a guide to genetic screening and risk

Author: Doris Teichler-Zallen
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Genetic tests of our risks for disease offer practical medical benefits for some while for others, they do not prove useful. Often they raise many medical, ethical, and psychological concerns. To Test or Not to Test arms readers with questions that should be considered before they decide whether to pursue genetic screening."-back cover.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Teichler-Zallen
ISBN: 9780813543772 0813543770 9780813543789 0813543789
OCLC Number: 191206577
Description: xv, 198 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: genetic tests are different --
A brief overview of susceptibility-gene testing --
Am I at a higher risk for this disease than other people? --
Will the test give me useful information? --
Is this the right time in my life to be taking this test? --
Will the advantages gained from having the genetic information outweigh the disadvantages? --
Decisions, decisions --
Deciding about other types of genetic tests --
The future of genetic medicine.
Responsibility: Doris Teichler Zallen.
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