Jewish Genetic Disorders: A Layman's Guide

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McFarland, Aug 1, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 248 pages
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This guide to genetic disorders that tend to affect the Jewish population more than the non-Jewish begins with a short history of the Jews and basic facts concerning genetics and genetic disorders. The information that follows is categorized under blood, cancers, central nervous system, connective tissue, gastrointestinal, metabolic or endocrine, respiratory, sensory, and skin. Included for each disorder is information on variations, frequency, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, transmission, treatment and prevention, and notes on where more information about each disorder can be obtained. A glossary of terms and index are provided.

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Geared to consumers, this superb guide clearly answers questions about genetic diseases common to the Jewish people. The outstanding writing and well-organized text combine to make difficult ... Read full review

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Ernest L. Abel teaches at Wayne State University, where he has received the honor of "Distinguished Professor." He is also the author of more than forty other books and his articles have been published in various popular and scholarly magazines and journals.

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