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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome News, July-September 1996; 8(1)
Genetics and You, by medical geneticist John F. Jackson (University of Mississippi Medical Center), explains in layman's terms the genetic principles that underlie genetic disorders. From these principles, the author discusses genetic counseling, family pedigrees, prenatal diagnosis, the role of environment in birth defects, early detection and prevention, and reproductive options. 104 pp., 1996. Hardcover and softcover. [Humana Press, Totowa, New Jersey (201/256-1699)]
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