Genetic Disorders Sourcebook, 7th Edition

  • Angela Williams
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  • ISBN-10: 078081696X
  • ISBN-13: 9780780816961
  • DDC: 616
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Provides consumer health information about disorders caused by gene and chromosome abnormalities and those with genetic and environmental components, along with facts about genetic testing and treatment research, and guidance for parents of children with special needs. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.<\P>

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Preface.
Introduction to Genetics.
2: Cells and DNA: The Basics.
3: How Genes Work.
4: Genetic Mutations and Health.
5: What Causes Genetic Disorders.
6: Genetic Inheritance.
7: Genetic Counseling.
8: Genetic Testing.
9: Preventing Genetic Discrimination.
Disorders Resulting from Abnormalities in Specific Genes.
10: Albinism.
11: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.
12: Blood Disorders (Hemoglobinopathies).
13: Blood-Clotting Disorders.
14: CHARGE Syndrome.
15: Connective Tissue Disorders.
16: Cornelia de Lange Syndrome.
17: Cystic Fibrosis.
18: Endocrine Disorders.
19: Growth Disorders.
20: Heart Rhythm Disorders.
21: Hereditary Deafness.
22: Huntington Disease.
23: Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia.
24: Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
25: Kidney and Urinary System Disorders.
26: Leukodystrophies.
27: Lipid Storage Diseases.
28: Mitochondrial Diseases.
29: Neurofibromatosis.
30: Neuromuscular Disorders.
31: Noonan Syndrome.
32: Porphyria.
33: Retinoblastoma.
34: Rett Syndrome.
35: Tuberous Sclerosis.
36: Vision Disorders.
37: Wilson Disease.
Chromosome Abnormalities.
38: An Overview of Chromosome Abnormalities.
39: Angelman Syndrome.
40: Cri-du-Chat Syndrome.
41: Down Syndrome and Other Trisomy Disorders.
42: Fragile X Syndrome.
43: Klinefelter Syndrome.
44: Prader-Willi Syndrome.
45: Smith-Magenis Syndrome.
46: Turner Syndrome.
47: Velocardiofacial Syndrome.
48: Williams Syndrome.
Complex Disorders with Genetic and Environmental Components.
49: Genes, Behavior, the Environment, and Health.
50: The Genetics of Addiction.
51: Alzheimer Disease and Genetics.
52: Asthma and Genetics.
53: Cancer and Genetics.
54: Crohn Disease and Genetics.
55: Mental Illness and Genetics.
56: Diabetes and Genetics.
57: Cardiovascular Disease and Heredity.
58: Heredity and Movement Disorders.
59: Genetic Factors in Obesity.
60: Family History and Risk for Stroke.
61: Genetics and Tourette Syndrome.
Genetic Research.
62: The Human Genome Project.
63: Genomic Medicine.
64: Gene Therapy.
65: Pharmacogenomics.
66: Next Steps in Genomic Research.
67: DNA Sequencing.
Information for Parents of Children with Genetic Disorders.
68: What Are Birth Defects?.
69: Tips for Parenting a Child with a Disability.
70: Early Intervention: An Overview.
71: Rehabilitative and Assistive Technology.
72: Education of Children with Special Needs.
73: Transition Planning for Children with Special Needs.
74: Government Benefits for Children and Adults with Disabilities.
Additional Help and Information.
75: Glossary of Terms Related to Human Genetics.
76: Sources of Further Help and Information Related to Genetic Disorders.