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Genetic disorders of the Indian subcontinent

Author: Dhavendra Kumar
Publisher: Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004
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In the current excitement generated by the human genome project and the molecular and genetic approach to the study of human disease, there is little doubt that this field will develop and flourish  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dhavendra Kumar
ISBN: 1402012152 9781402012150
OCLC Number: 488984337
Description: xviii, 608 s. : illustrations
Contents: Foreword; Professor Sir David J. Weatherall. Preface; D. Kumar. List of Contributors. Section A: Human Genetics and the Indian Subcontinent. 1. The Indian subcontinent and human genetics: An introduction; D. Kumar. 2. Ethnic and cultural diversity; P. Gill, J. Jhutti-Johal, A. Gumber. 3. Genomic and gene diversity; S.S. Papiha, S.S. Mastana. 4. Epidemiology of genetic diseases; I.C. Verma, D. Kumar. 5. Immunogenetic basis of variation and disease susceptibility; N. Mehra, G. Kaur, R. Jaini. 6. Consanguinity: cultural, religious and social aspects; R. Hussain. Section B: Selected Genetic Disorders. 7. Congenital developmental anomalies; D. Kumar. 8. Malformation syndromes in India; S.R. Phadke. 9. Down syndrome in India; R. Raman. 10. Inherited metabolic diseases among South Asians in the UK; M. Clear, A. Chakrapani. 11. Management of inherited metabolic diseases in India; B.N. Apte. 12. Indian childhood cirrhosis and other metabolic liver diseases; A. Bavdekar, S. Tanner. 13. Thalassaemias and other haemoglobinopathies; J. Old. 14. Disorders of haemostasis and thrombosis; L. Parapia. 15. Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase [G-6PD] and other inherited red cell defects; R.F. Hinchliffe, A. Vora. 16. Genetic neurological and psychiatric diseases; D. Kumar, M. Patton, A. Kumar. 17. Inherited skeletal dysplasias and collagen diseases; S.S Madan, J.A. Fernandes, D. Kumar. 18. Deafness and related syndromes; M.J. Parker, I.D. Young, T.P. Hutchin. 19. Genetic diseases of the Eye in India; G. Kumarmanackeval. 20. The genetics of cancer: the Indian subcontinent perspective; D. Kumar. 21. Diabetes mellitus and related disorders; D. Kumar, C.B Sanjeevi, V. Radha, V. Mohan. 22. Coronary heart disease and related diseases; J. Dhawan. 23. Diseases of the Kidney: the clinical spectrum and genetics; M. Patton. 24. The Genetics of Malaria and the Indian subcontinent; D.J. Roberts, A. Pain. Section C: Indian Subcontinent and Genetic Services. 25. Genetic disorders and Medical Genetics in India; I.C. Verma. 26. Genetic disorders and Medical Genetics in Sri Lanka; D. de Silva. 27. Genetic counselling for families from the Indian subcontinent; D. Kumar. 28. Ethical issues in clinical genetics and the Indian subcontinent; M. Parker. Glossary. Index.
Responsibility: edited by Dhavendra Kumar


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