Health Reference Series: Genetic Disorders Sourcebook

Editor/Author Williams, Angela L.
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

ISBN: 978-0-7808-1695-4
Category: Health & Medicine - Medicine
Image Count: 33
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: Dec 2020
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Genetic Disorders Sourcebook, Seventh Edition offers updated information on how genes work and how genetic mutations affect health. It provides facts about the most common genetic disorders, including those that arise from mutations in specific genes -- for example, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell anemia, and cystic fibrosis--as well as those arising from chromosomal abnormalities -- such as Down syndrome and fragile X syndrome.

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