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Chromosome abnormalities and genetic counseling

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Chromosomal defects are one of the most common causes of genetic disorders and are responsible for a large proportion of miscarriages. As a result, more and more parents are becoming interested in genetic counseling in order to learn about the risks of reproductive failure, or to understand why they had a child with a particular defect, whether it will happen again, and what might be done to prevent it. This book addresses these and other questions concerning chromosome abnormalities. Although the book is written primarily for genetic counselors and laboratory workers in cytogenetics, it will be of interest to all physicians concerned with genetic counseling. Each chapter discusses a different type of defect, such as translocations, duplications, insertions, deletions, and non-disjunction. The basic biological theory underlying the problem is discussed and in-depth information is provided on the reproductive risks of chromosomally abnormal individuals and of normal parents who have a child with a chromosome abnormality. The book will help concerned parents determine an appropriate course of action, including prenatal diagnosis, and help counselors to communicate the information necessary for responsible decision-making. Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000

Great book for clinical cytogeneticists

by Cytogeneticist on Sep 10, 2009

The book is definitely worth buying. It's a great reference with tons of information and guidlines on what to do with different chromosomal abnormalities and what to expect with regards to the recurrence risk. I love it! Some times it can be so detailed that it would become boring a little bit

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