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Guide for Genetic Consultation

  • Clearly presented

  • Concise and easy to understand


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Birgit Zirn, Karl Mehnert
    Pages 1-15
  3. Birgit Zirn, Karl Mehnert
    Pages 17-63
  4. Birgit Zirn, Karl Mehnert
    Pages 65-79
  5. Birgit Zirn, Karl Mehnert
    Pages 81-91
  6. Birgit Zirn, Karl Mehnert
    Pages 93-105
  7. Birgit Zirn, Karl Mehnert
    Pages 107-127
  8. Birgit Zirn, Karl Mehnert
    Pages 129-187

About this book


Supported by figures, tables and photos, this book illustrates the basics of genetic diagnostics, prenatal and reproductive medicine, syndromology and familial cancers. It also includes numerous illustrated examples of the most frequent genetic diseases, making it a valuable resource in genetic counselling.

This book is an essential tool for genetic counsellors, paediatricians, gynaecologists and all healthcare professionals who explain genetic issues to their patients. Useful also for teaching students. 


Chromosomes Genetic inheritance Prenatal diagnosis Cytogenetics Heredities

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.StuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Neu-UlmGermany

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Dr. Birgit Zirn is medical specialist for human genetics and leader of the Genetikum in Stuttgart. After studying medicine, biology and musicology she completed her clinical and academic education in human genetics and paediatrics with a focus on sydromology. Birgit Zirn developed the pictures and figures in the manual in the framework of lectures and presentations.


Dr. Karl Mehnert is founder and the leading physician at the Genetikum, which has several locations in southern Germany. After studying medicine and qualifying at the Department of Clinical Genetics at The University of Ulm, in 1990 he established a medical and human genetics practice in Neu-Ulm. Karl Mehnert brought in his 25 years of experience in genetic counselling to the manual.

Bibliographic information

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“This is not a book to just read, it is a tool with exquisitely selected artwork that can be used by genetics counselors, clinical geneticists, and professors in the field of genetics, as well as by secondary, undergraduate, and graduate students. This is a must-have book.” (Luis F Escobar, Doody's Book Reviews, November 08, 2019)