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Genetics and You


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Foreword. Preface. Principles of Genetics. Chromosomes, Genes, and DNA. Sex Determination-Xs and Ys. The Genetic Shuffle. Genetic Linkage. Flipping Coins. Cutting the Cards. Genetic Counseling. Definition. Who Needs Counseling? What the Counselor Needs. Constructing a Pedigree. Prenatal Diagnosis. Indications. Sonography. Amniocentesis. Chorionic Villus Sampling. Chromosome Abnormalities. Biochemical Disorders. a-Fetoprotein. Teratogens. The New Genetics. RFLPs, PCR, and DNA Fingerprints. Some Common Inherited Diseases. Cholesterol, Hearts, and Heads. Transplantation. Cancer Genetics. Special Mechanisms of Inheritance. The Human Genome. Getting Your Questions Answered. Your Personal Physician. Referral to a Geneticist. What to Expect. Early Detection and Prevention. Treatment. Foundations and Societies. Dealing with Your Decisions. Nature: Why Did This Happen? Risks: Why Did This Happen to Me? Burden: What Does It Mean to Me? Reproductive Options. The Crystal Ball. Genetic Engineering. Cloning. Glossary. A Brief Annotated Reference List. Index.

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