Publication Year: 2010
Authors/Editor: Harper, Peter
Publisher: CRC Press
Doody Core Title:
An essential source of reference for trainee and practitioner genetic counsellors, medical geneticists and clinicians, as well as specialist nurses, counsellors, social scientists, ethicists, and laboratory staff
Increasingly, common disorders are known to have a genetic component and this book provides invaluable and up-to- date guidance through the profusion of new information in this area and the associated psychosocial and ethical considerations and concerns.
The book contains updated information on: developments in common disease genetics; new molecular techniques and genetic counselling; non-invasive prenatal diagnosis; the molecular basis of congenital malformations; the history of genetic counselling; and the social and ethical aspects of advances in genetics.