Praise for the previous edition:
"...recommended for college, university, and public libraries."Choice
"...an excellent, definitive, authoritative and reliable all-in-one reference which provides the very latest health information."Midwest Book Review
In recent years, doctors and scientists have made great strides in increasing our knowledge of hundreds of genetic disorders. Many serious disorders have now been identified as having a genetic basis, and treatment for birth defects has improved considerably.
Substantially updated, The Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects, Third Edition offers lay readers and professionals alike the most comprehensive single-volume reference to congenital disorders and birth defects. This accessible volume contains more than 1,000 expertly written entriesincluding more than 135 new entries and more than 60 revised entries, extensive appendixes providing updated tables of statistics and directories of service and support groups, and a concise introductory history of human genetics. This new edition has been extensively updated to reflect the most current research.
- Chromosomal abnormalities
- Genetic counseling
- Heart defects
- Muscular dystrophy
- Neural tube defects
- Prenatal diagnosis
- Spina bifida
- and much more.
Index. Charts and graphs. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Tables.
About the Author(s)
James Wynbrandt has authored books on science, medicine, history, business, popular culture, and other topics, and his articles have appeared in publications including The New York Times, Management Review, Forbes, and Smithsonian Air & Space. His writing has been honored by the Fiscal Policy Council, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and other organizations. He resides in New York City.
Mark D. Ludman, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., is a clinical geneticist with a particular interest in the genetics of cancer and in inherited metabolic diseases. He is currently a professor of pediatrics and head of the Division of Medical Genetics on the faculty of medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is certified as a specialist in both pediatrics and medical genetics.