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Your genes, your health : a critical family guide that could save your life

Author: Aubrey Milunsky
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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New advances in genetics have dramatically expanded our ability to avoid, prevent, diagnose, and treat a wide range of disorders. Now, more than ever, families need to know about these new discoveries, especially as there are some 7,000 rare genetic diseases that afflict about 1 in 12 of us. In Your Genes, Your Health, Aubrey Milunsky provides an invaluable and authoritative guide to what you should know about your  Read more...
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Milunsky, Aubrey.
Your genes, your health.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010049059
(OCoLC)694172111
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aubrey Milunsky
ISBN: 9780199792153 0199792151 1283232227 9781283232227
OCLC Number: 752001413
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 401 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents ; 1. Why and What You Should Know ; 2. Too Many or Too Few Chromosomes ; 3. X's and Y's: The Sex Chromosomes ; 4. Chromosome Rearrangements ; 5. Blueprints: You and Your Genes ; 6. How Genes are Transmitted ; 7. Prenatal Diagnosis ; 8. When Good Cells Go Wrong ; 9. Matters of the Heart ; 10. Consequences of a Failure to Diagnose ; 11. Genes Gone Missing ; 12. Earlier and More Severe Genetic Disorders ; 13. The Determination to Have a Healthy Child ; 14. Irrevocability and Acceptance ; 15. Ancestral Genetic Burdens ; 16. Puzzling Fevers ; 17. Bleeding and Clotting ; 18. Blood Vessels that Burst ; 19. Connectivity: Abnormal Brain Connections ; 20. Skin: A Mirror to the Brain ; 21. Genes with Signatures ; 22. Maternal Inheritance and Inevitability ; 23. Harmful Maternal Effects on the Fetus ; 24. Patterns of Anomalies ; 25. Treatment Options ; 26. Sugar and Metals ; 27. Obesity: A Weighty Burden ; 28. Hypertension ; Frequently Asked Questions ; Appendix 1: Cancer Family Syndromes for which Preimplantation Genetic Diagnoses have been Performed ; Appendix 2: Genetic Disorders with Germline Mosacism ; Appendix 3: Disorders with Dynamic Mutations ; Appendix 4: Genetic Disorders that show Anticipation ; Appendix 5: Guidelines for Presymptomatic or Predictive Testing ; Appendix 6: Genetic Disorders in which Dilatation of the Aorta may Occur ; Appendix 7: Genetic Disorders with Imprinting ; Appendix 8: Genetic Resources and Support Organizations ; Index
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In this book, Dr. Aubrey Milunsky provides guidance for all who wish to avoid, prevent, or detect genetic disorders in their families. The author describes new advances in many genetic diseases and  Read more...

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