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Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects

James Wynbrandt,Mark D. Ludman

ISBN 10: 8130914042 / ISBN 13: 9788130914046
Published by Viva Books, 2010
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Millions of people live with some sort of genetically influenced disease. The impact of genetic disorders and birth defects on society is undeniable and extraordinary. Now, Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects, Second Edition offers laypeople and professionals alike the most comprehensive single-volume reference to congenital disorders and birth defects available. It contains more than 1,000 updated and revised entries listed in an easy-to-follow A-to-Z format covering everything from the most basic genetic concepts to the latest screening and diagnostic techniques. Entries on all statistically significant afflictions include ? historical data regarding the condition?s original identification; ? information on prognosis, prevalence and mode of inheritance; ? availability of carrier screening and prenatal diagnosis; ? biochemical and molecular bases; ? and much more. Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects, Second Edition also contains an extensive bibliography and appendixes detailing information such as birth defect statistics, regional genetics services, web resources and a directory of relevant agencies by disorder. An introductory essay, "The History of Human Genetics," provides a valuable overview of the genetics field and its role in medicine, making this encyclopedia an indispensable guide for researchers. Contents: Forward ? Introductino ? Entries A to Z ? Appendixes ? Glossary ? References ? Index Printed Pages: 496. Bookseller Inventory # 8043

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Publisher: Viva Books

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 2nd edition.

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