Health Reference Series: Genetic Disorders Sourcebook

Editor: Jones, Keith
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $85.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $127.50
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1522-3
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 15
Book Status: Available
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Provides basic 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.

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Table of Contents

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