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Genetic disorders sourcebook [electronic resource] : basic consumer health information about heritable disorders, including disorders resulting from abnormalities in specific genes, such as hemophilia, sickle cell disease, and cystic fibrosis, chromosomal disorders, such as Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and Klinefelter syndrome, and complex disorders with environmental and genetic components, such as Alzheimer disease, cancer, heart disease, and obesity : along with information about the Human Genome Project, genetic testing and privacy concerns, the special needs of children with genetic disorders, current research initiatives, a glossary of terms, and a directory of resources for further help and information / edited by Sandra J. Judd
4th ed
Detroit, Mich. : Omnigraphics, c2009
book jacket
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Subject(s) Genetic disorders -- Popular works
Human chromosome abnormalities -- Popular works
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents pt. 1. Introduction to genetics -- pt. 2. Disorders resulting from abnormalities in specific genes -- pt. 3. Chromosome abnormalities -- pt. 4. Complex disorders with genetic and environmental components -- pt. 5. Genetic research -- pt. 6. Information for parents of children with genetic disorders -- pt. 7. Additional help and information
Summary Offers information on how genes work and provides facts about the most common genetic disorders, including those that arise from mutations in specific genes, those that arise from chromosomal abnormalities, and disorders with genetic and environmental components, such as cancer, diabetes, mental illness, obesity, and addiction
Note Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mi : Gale. Available via World Wide Web
Original: xviii, 728 p
Note - System Details Mode of access: Internet
Series Health reference series
Gale virtual reference library
Alternate Author Judd, Sandra J., editor
Gale Group

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