Your Genes, Your Health (Inscribed)

R 165.00  

Subtitle: A Critical Family Guide That Could Save Your Life
Author: Aubrey Milunsky
With Author's Inscription
Publisher: Oxford University Press (2011)
ISBN-10: 0199792070
ISBN-13: 9780199792078
Condition: Very Good. There are a few light marks and scratches on the top edges of the pages. Light bumping to the spine ends. Smal crease with closed tear along bottom edge of a few of the pages. The DJ has a few scratches and light wear to the edges. Essentially an excellent copy.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 401
Dimensions: 24.2 x 16.2 x 2.8 cm

Weight: 0.8 kg

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New advances in genetics have dramatically expanded our ability to avoid, prevent, diagnose, and treat a wide range of disorders. Now, more than ever, families need to know about these new discoveries, especially as there are some 7,000 rare genetic diseases that afflict about 1 in 12 of us.

In Your Genes, Your Health, Aubrey Milunsky provides an invaluable and authoritative guide to what you should know about your genes. Illustrated with poignant family histories that underscore the lifesaving importance of knowing one's family medical history and ethnic origin, the book highlights the importance of recognizing seemingly unrelated disorders in a family as due to the same gene mutation and it outlines the key genetic tests needed for diagnosis, detection of carriers, and prenatal diagnosis. Many genetic disorders are discussed including cancer, heart disease, autism, mental illness, birth defects, neurological disorders, diabetes, obesity and much more. 



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