Health Reference: Genetic Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Edition

  • Keith Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 0780815238
  • ISBN-13: 9780780815230
  • DDC: 616.042
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released July 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Overview

This new sixth edition offers updated information on how genes work and how genetic mutations affect health. It provides facts about the most common genetic disorders, and reports on the newest breakthroughs in the causes and treatments of genetic disorders.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Preface.
Introduction to Genetics.
1: Cells and DNA: The Basics.
2: How Genes Work.
3: Genetic Mutations and Health.
4: Genetic Inheritance.
5: Family History and Risk of Genetic Disorders.
6: Genetic Counseling.
7: How Are Genetic Conditions Diagnosed and Treated?.
8: Testing for Genetic Disorders.
9: Preventing Genetic Discrimination.
Disorders Resulting from Abnormalities in Specific Genes.
10: Albinism.
11: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.
12: Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia with Immune Deficiency.
13: Blood Clotting Deficiency Disorders.
14: Blood Disorders (Hemoglobinopathies).
15: CHARGE Syndrome.
16: Connective Tissue Disorders.
17: Cornelia de Lange Syndrome.
18: Cystic Fibrosis.
19: Endocrine Disorders.
20: Hypercholesterolemia.
21: Growth Disorders.
22: Heart Rhythm Disorders.
23: Hereditary Deafness.
24: Huntington Disease.
25: Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia.
26: Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
27: Kidney and Urinary System Disorders.
28: Leukodystrophies.
29: Lipid Storage Diseases.
30: Mitochondrial Diseases.
31: Neurofibromatosis.
32: Neuromuscular Disorders.
33: Noonan Syndrome.
34: Porphyria.
35: Retinoblastoma.
36: Rett Syndrome.
37: Tuberous Sclerosis.
38: Vision Disorders.
39: Wilson Disease.
Chromosome Abnormalities.
40: Angelman Syndrome.
41: Cri-du-Chat Syndrome.
42: Down Syndrome and Other Trisomy Disorders.
43: Fragile X Syndrome.
44: Klinefelter Syndrome.
45: Prader-Willi Syndrome.
46: Smith-Magenis Syndrome.
47: Turner Syndrome.
48: 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.
49: Williams Syndrome.
Complex Disorders with Genetic and Environmental Components.
50: Addiction and Genetics.
51: Alzheimer Disease and Genetics.
52: Allergic Asthma and Genetics.
53: Cancer and Genetics.
54: Crohn Disease and Genetics.
55: Mental Illness and Genetics.
56: Diabetes and Genetics.
57: Heart Disease and Genetics.
58: Hypertension and Genetics.
59: Heredity and Movement Disorders.
60: Genetic Factors in Obesity.
61: Stroke: Genetic Links.
62: Tourette Syndrome and Genetics.
Genetic Research.
63: The Human Genome Project.
64: Pharmacogenomics.
65: Gene Therapy.
66: Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program.
67: Genomic Medicine.
Information for Parents of Children with Genetic Disorders.
68: Birth Defects.
69: Safety and Children with Disabilities.
70: Early Intervention: An Overview.
71: Education of Children with Special Needs.
72: Transitional Planning.
73: Government Benefits for Children and Adults with Disabilities.
Additional Help and Information.
74: Glossary of Terms Related to Genetic Disorders.
75: Sources of Further Help and Information Related to Genetic Disorders.
Index.