Genetic & Her Disorders, 2nd Edition (Health Reference)

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Defective genes are responsible for an estimated 4,000 hereditary disorders. Children inherit these disorders from their parents in many different ways. While biomedical researchers have now identified most genes associated with genetic diseases, there are no absolute cures for these diseases today. Scientific advances have enabled affected people to experience longer and more comfortable lives, because they and their families have more beneficial means of coping with genetic disorders.

This second edition Sourcebook provides new and updated information to help laypeople understand the working of genes, the ethics of gene testing, and the causes and treatments of some of the most common genetic disorders. The book also covers the lifestyle expectations of individuals who suffer with these disorders, their disease management and care, and current research initiatives to prevent and cure gene defects. A glossary of genetic terminology and a directory of resources provide additional support and information.

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Further titles in the publisher's Health Reference Series compiling consumer-oriented health information. RBB
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