© 1996

Genetics and You

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. John F. Jackson
    Pages 1-20
  3. John F. Jackson
    Pages 21-26
  4. John F. Jackson
    Pages 27-42
  5. John F. Jackson
    Pages 43-45
  6. John F. Jackson
    Pages 47-61
  7. John F. Jackson
    Pages 63-69
  8. John F. Jackson
    Pages 71-76
  9. John F. Jackson
    Pages 77-77
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 79-92

About this book


In Genetics and You, John F. Jackson, MD, an eminent medical geneticist of many years' experience, presents everything you need to know to understand and deal with inherited disease and its risks. He explains in simple understandable language the sometimes baffling principles of genetics that underlie genetic disorders. From these principles, Dr. Jackson clarifies the process of genetic counseling, demonstrates the importance of constructing a family pedigree, and describes the latest methods of prenatal diagnosis. You will also learn about the role of environmental factors in producing birth defects, how the new techniques from molecular biology can help in their early detection and prevention, and what your reproductive options may be. A glossary of terms reduces to everyday language the sometimes mystifying technical jargon used by geneticists. There is also an annotated bibliography describing other books to consult, as well as a list of organizations to contact for further information and help with specific problems.


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