Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment

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Aubrey Milunsky
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004 - Medical - 1224 pages
The definitive reference work on prenatal diagnosis, Genetic Disorders and the Fetus is now available in a completely revised and updated fifth edition reflecting the most current advances in research, technology, and clinical care. critical analysis of the latest work in prenatal diagnosis of genetic and other disorders. Topics include: fragile X syndrome, cystic fibrosis, neural tube defects, and hemoglobinopathies; the experience and techniques of amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, ultrasound, fetal blood sampling; abortion and fetal therapy; and medicolegal and ethical issues in prenatal diagnosis. The book describes the use of combined biochemical markers to screen for neural tube and chromosomal defects, presents the latest developments relating to testing fetal cells in the mother's blood, and reviews major advances in molecular genetics that permit prenatal carrier detection and presymptomatic and predictive testing.

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Contents

Amniocentesis and Fetal Blood Sampling
66
Amniotic Fluid
100
Amniotic Fluid Cell Culture
154
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Aubrey Milunsky, MB.B.Ch., D.Sc., F.R.C.P., D.C.H., is professor of human genetics, pediatrics, pathology, and obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Center for Human Genetics at the Boston University School of Medicine. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of 22 books or editions, including Your Genetic Destiny: Know Your Genes, Secure Your Health, Save Your Life.

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