Introduction To Risk Calculation In Genetic Counseling

Paperback | September 13, 2006

byIan D. Young

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The process of genetic counseling involves many key components, such as taking a family genetic history, making a diagnosis, and providing communication and support to the family. Among these core processes is the mathematical calculation of the actual risk of a possible genetic disorder.For most physicians and counselors, the mathematics and statistics involved can be major challenge which is not always helped by complex computer programs or lengthy papers full of elaborate formulae. In this clear, reader-friendly guide, Ian Young addresses this problem and demonstrates how riskcan be estimated for inherited disorders using a basic knowledge of the laws of probability and their application to clinical problems. The text employs a wealth of clearly explained examples and key points in order to guide the reader to an accurate assessment of the risk of genetic disease. Itprimarily will appeal to genetic counselors, geneticists, and all those involved in providing medical genetic services. In this new edition, Dr. Young has pruned redundancies and extensively updated the concepts in each of the 10 chapters, and he has included more working examples, a popularfeature of the book.

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The process of genetic counseling involves many key components, such as taking a family genetic history, making a diagnosis, and providing communication and support to the family. Among these core processes is the mathematical calculation of the actual risk of a possible genetic disorder.For most physicians and counselors, the mathem...

Ian D. Young is a Professor of Pediatric Genetics, Centre for Medical Genetics, City Hospital Nottingham.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.71 inPublished:September 13, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195305272

ISBN - 13:9780195305272

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Table of Contents

Genetic Counseling and the Laws of Probability. 1Autosomal Dominant Inheritance. 2Autosomal Recessive Inheritance. 3X-linked Recessive Inheritance. 4The Use of Linked DNA Markers. 5Germline Mosaicism. 6Polygenic and Multifactoral Inheritance. 7Cancer Genetics. 8Balanced Chromosome Rearrangements. 9Other Mechanisms of Inheritance. 10A1 Ultrasound and Prenatal DiagnosisA2 Overlapping Normal DistributionsA3 Length of Prometaphase Chromosome Segments