Before Birth: Prenatal Testing for Genetic Disease

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Harvard University Press, 1990 - Health & Fitness - 111 pages
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'An extremely informative, well-written and amply diagrammed book, which should be of great value to laypersons and their physicians who require further genetic review and background for present and future gene therapies.' - Theodore Kushnick, M.D., Journal of the American Medical Association.
 

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Contents

The Mechanisms of Inheritance
11
Tests and Procedures
27
Five Common Genetic Diseases
43
Ethical Concerns
59
Prenatal Diagnosis and the Law
81
Conclusion
95
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Goodman is conducting research at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on agriculture and settlement in South America.

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