Your Genetic Destiny: Know Your Genes, Secure Your Health, and Save Your Life

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Perseus Books Group, 2002 - Medical - 410 pages
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Much in the news, inherited disease and genetic testing are complex and confusing issues that leave most asking: "So, what can I do with this promising information?" A powerfully helpful and authoritative guide, Your Genetic Destiny has the answers. From what tests to have taken, what the results mean, and when further genetic counseling is in order; from what foods to avoid to which medications to take and what other medical options are available, world-renowned geneticist Aubrey Milunsky demonstrates how knowledge of our genetic makeup can save our lives. Covering heart disease, hypertension, cancer, diabetes, mental illness, Alzheimer's disease, obesity, longevity, and infertility, Your Genetic Destiny is the most comprehensive, compassionate, and informed guide available for all concerned about the risks of inherited disease.

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The recent mapping of the basic draft of the human genome means that scientists can now identify and sequence most of the 30,000 to 40,000 genes estimated to comprise the human genome. Next ... Read full review

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Aubrey Milunsky, M.D., D.Sc., is Professor of Human Genetics, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pathology at the Boston University School of Medicine. He is the author or editor of thirteen books and more than two hundred scientific papers.

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