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Title Your Genes, Your Health : a Critical Family Guide That Could Save Your Life.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (418 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Medical genetics -- Popular works.
Genetics, Medical -- Popular Works.
Genetics, Medical.
Genre Popular works.
Popular Work.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Why and What You Should Know; 2. Too Many or Too Few Chromosomes; 3. X's and Y's: The Sex Chromosomes; 4. Chromosome Rearrangements; 5. Blueprints: You and Your Genes; 6. How Genes are Transmitted; 7. Prenatal Diagnosis; 8. When Good Cells Go Wrong; 9. Matters of the Heart; 10. Consequences of Failure to Diagnose; 11. Genes Gone Missing; 12. Earlier and More Severe Genetic Disorders; 13. The Determination to Have a Healthy Child; 14. Irrevocability and Acceptance; 15. Ancestral Genetic Burdens; 16. Puzzling Fevers; 17. Bleeding and Clotting.
18. Blood Vessels that Burst19. Brain Connections and Disconnections; 20. Skin: A Mirror to the Brain; 21. Genes with Signatures; 22. Maternal Inheritance and Inevitability; 23. Harmful Maternal Effects on the Fetus; 24. Patterns of Anomalies; 25. Treatment Options; 26. Sugar and Metals; 27. Obesity: A Weighty Burden; 28. Hypertension; Frequently Asked Questions; Appendix 1: Cancer Susceptibility Syndromes for which Preimplantation Genetic Diagnoses have been Performed; Appendix 2: Selected Single-Gene Disorders with Germline Mosaicism.
Appendix 3: Genetic Diseases in which Dynamic Mutations with Triplet Repeat Expansions do OccurAppendix 4: Selected Genetic Disorders with Anticipation or Suspected Anticipation; Appendix 5: Guidelines for the Molecular Genetics Predictive Test in Huntington Disease; Appendix 6: Genetic Disorders in which Dilatation of the Aorta May Occur; Appendix 7: Examples Of Imprinting in Genetic Disorders; Appendix 8: Genetic Resources And Support Organizations; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Summary New advances in genetics have dramatically expanded our ability to avoid, prevent, diagnose, and treat a wide range of disorders. Now, more than ever, families need to know about these new discoveries, especially as there are some 7,000 rare genetic diseases that afflict about 1 in 12 of us. In Your Genes, Your Health, Aubrey Milunsky provides an invaluable and authoritative guide to what you should know about your genes. Illustrated with poignant family histories that underscore the lifesaving importance of knowing one's family medical history and ethnic origin, the book highlights the import.
Other Title Print version: Milunsky, Aubrey. Your Genes, Your Health : A Critical Family Guide That Could Save Your Life. Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, ©2011 9780199792078