The Resource Your genes, your health : a critical family guide that could save your life, Aubrey Milunsky

Your genes, your health : a critical family guide that could save your life, Aubrey Milunsky

Label
Your genes, your health : a critical family guide that could save your life
Title
Your genes, your health
Title remainder
a critical family guide that could save your life
Statement of responsibility
Aubrey Milunsky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, neurologic disorders, diabetes, obesity and much more. The message of this book is clear--know your family history, be cognizant of your ethnic origins, seek appropriate consultations, and opt for meaningful genetic tests. Recognition of your risk(s) enables prompt preemptive action. By knowing your genes, you may save your life and the lives of those you love
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
616/.042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RB155
LC item number
.M55 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Your genes, your health : a critical family guide that could save your life, Aubrey Milunsky
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn752001413
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 401 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283232227
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b32051633
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)752001413
  • pebcs0199792151

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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