Chromosome Abnormalities and Genetic Counseling

Chromosome Abnormalities and Genetic Counseling

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Chromosomal defects are the most common cause of inherited disorders and are also responsible for a large proportion of miscarriages. These defects include transpositions, duplications, insertions, deletions, nondisjunction and other structural abnormalities. This book is intended as a practical guide to such defects, their clinical significance, and the risks they pose for future pregnancies. Each chapter has two sections: biology and genetic counselling, the latter providing information intended to assist genetic counsellors and clients in deciding upon a course of action. The guide is designed not only for counsellors and laboratory workers in cytogenetics, but also as a reference work for medical geneticists and other physicians.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 269 pages
  • 162.05 x 242.82 x 20.83mm | 748.42g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, diagrams and tables throughout
  • 0195049322
  • 9780195049329

Table of contents

Basic concepts; parent with a chromosomal abnormality; normal parents with a chromosomally abnormal child; reproductive failure; prenatal diagnosis.show more