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- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
Carrier testing of adults provides information about the risk of passing a genetic mutation to your children, leading to reproductive (and some say, eugenic) decisions. Excessive carrier screening may have adverse effects, but it can also prevent suffering and open up new reproductive options. Raz's study focuses on the interplay of community genetics... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 46.00
One in every 100 Americans is born with a serious genetic disorder, and more will face a disease with genetic components in their lifetime. In the past decade, fledgling genetic science has identified more than 4,000 diseases connected to genetic factors. Genetic doctors and testing have become relatively common. But what is genetics'? How do these... more...
- Nottingham University Press 2010; US$ 32.00
Thorough and unique, this record focuses on developing strategies for the prevention of noninfectious diseases. Discussing a number of ailments—including, coronary heart disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, asthma, and varicose veins—this meticulous account utilizes chaos theory and complexity theory to... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 279.00
Arab populations have their 'own' genetic disorders, both universal and particular. Genetic diversity within these source populations, along with the fact that the rates of inbreeding are often high and family sizes are often large, constitute conditions that facilitate the emergence and detection of phenotypes explained notably by autosomal... more...
- CRC Press 2012; US$ 62.95
General Aspects of Genetic Counselling Genetic Counselling: an Introduction Genetic Counselling in Mendelian Disorders Common Disorders and Genetic Counselling Chromosome Abnormalities Molecular Genetics and Genetic Counselling Dysmorphology and Genetic Syndromes Carrier Testing and Genetic Prediction Prenatal Diagnosis and Reproductive... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
Since humankind's earliest days, the rise of civilization led to a huge increase in the number and types of diseases that afflict the human population. Early prevailing theories about the causes of and cures for disease included superstitious beliefs, the application of herbal remedies, and the well-meant but ultimately misguided humoral theory... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 60.00
A description of the biochemical processes that occur during cellular damage of specific organs; for example, what happens to the cells during heart attacks, strokes and muscular dystrophy. more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 239.00
Initially genetic disorders were all considered as rare diseases. At present, in the mid of 2009, the OMIM catalogue contains information on more than 12 000 entries of which about 2500 are available for clinical testing based on the identification of the responsible gene defect. However, altogether it has been estimated that about 8 per cent of a... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 289.00
The role of free radicals and oxidative stress in neurological disorders has only recently been recognized, leaving clinical neurologists to seek in vain for information on the subject even in major textbooks. What published information there is may consist of brief reminders of the possible association of superoxidase dismutase with familial amyotrophic... more...
- Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 166.00
A number of genes have been identified that are associated with an increased body mass index (BMI), the standard measurement of obesity. By analyzing these genes, researchers hope to gain a better understanding of what causes obesity and develop ways to tackle the problem. The study of genes and obesity could lead to new treatments. This volume reviews... more...