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Practical genetic counselling / Peter S. Harper.

  • Harper, Peter S.
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Oxford [England] ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, 1993.

Physical description

x, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm



4th ed.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index


General aspects of genetic counselling -- Genetic counselling: an introduction -- Genetic counselling in mendelian disorders -- Genetic counselling in non-mendelian disorders -- Chromosomal abnormalities -- Molecular genetics and genetic counselling -- Dysmorphology and genetic syndromes -- Carrier detection -- Prenatal diagnosis -- Special problems in genetic counselling -- Genetic counselling clinic -- Specific organ systems -- Neuromuscular disease -- Central nervous system disorders -- Disorders of mental function -- Disorders of bone and connective tissue -- Oral and craniofacial disorders -- Skin -- Eye -- Deafness -- Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases -- Gastrointestinal tract -- Renal disease -- Endocrine and reproductive disorders -- Inborn errors of metabolism -- Blood -- Genetic risks in cancer -- Environmental hazards -- Conclusion -- Genetic counselling and society -- Useful information in connection with genetic counselling.


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