Genetic Conditions: Tay-Sachs Disease, 1st Edition

  • Randall McPartland
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502609479
  • ISBN-13: 9781502609472
  • DDC: 618.92
  • Grade Level Range: 8th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released July 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Tay-Sachs disease destroys the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord, and its symptoms show up in infancy. This book describes the condition and the genetic causes behind it, follows researchers on their path to scientific discovery, identifies people who have heroically cared for children with this heartbreaking disease, and tracks the latest treatments and research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Hope and Heartbreak.
2: Three Ages of Onset.
3: Isolated Condition.
4: Cultural Imperative.
5: Problems and Progress.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
Selected Bibliography.