Chromosome Abnormalities and Genetic Counseling (Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics)

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9780195049329: Chromosome Abnormalities and Genetic Counseling (Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics)

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.

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About the Author:

R. J. McKinlay Gardner is at Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. Grant R. Sutherland is at Women's and Children's Hospital Adelaide (Retired).

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"As one who has watched human cytogenetics from its birth in 1956 to its present extraordinary capabilities and who counsels families with chromosomal problems without ever having learned how to prepare a karyotype, I found this book a godsend...The writing is rigorous and often elegant. Gardner and Sutherland have the necessary knowledge to and provide useful assessments of the available information."--New England Journal of Medicine


"Chromosome Abnormalities and Genetic Counseling is a comprehensive text encompassing a full complement of cytogenetic information. Concepts are introduced such as basic cytogenetic elements, ethical and counseling issues and the handling of risk figures. A brief and concise review of chromosome pathology is included, enough to refresh the memory without insulting the reader's intelligence...This book is a wonderful asset to any library and can serve either as an educational text or as a reference."--Applied Cytogentics


"...this book has been written primarily for two groups of readers: the genetic counsellor (both medical and nonmedical) and the cytogenetic laboratory scientist. There are substantial sections of the book, however, which are of relevance to paediatricians...The authors are to be congratulated, not only because their book is one of the best of its kind, written in a clear and balanced manner and practically oriented !"--Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health


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