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Is It in Your Genes?

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It is now clear that our risk of developing almost any disease is influenced by the genes with which we are born. One of the most important dividends of the Human Genome Project will be a much greater understanding of the influence of genes on disease and disorders in children (from asthma to autism) and adults (including heart disease, virtually all cancers, and Alzheimer's disease). The nature of genetic risks in families is becoming clearer and this book is written to help people understand them. Philip Reilly, a physician-geneticist, who has given hundreds of lectures on this subject, takes a user-friendly approach. Drawing on the many questions he has been asked (for example, "My sister has multiple sclerosis. Am I at an increased risk?"), Reilly discusses over 90 common conditions, diseases, and disorders, arranged from conception to old age. In frank, non-technical terms, he makes clear what is known and not known about the genetic factors and, if your risk is elevated, what you might be able to do about it. This book is a uniquely valuable resource for anyone seeking more information about a family's disease heritage.

Book News Annotation:

Geneticist and physician Reilly (Tufts U.) uses plain language to explain the role that genes play in susceptibility to disease. Over 90 concise entries cover common diseases, disorders, and conditions. Arranged chronologically from conception through old age, they describe the genetic components of such conditions as endometriosis, cleft palate, autism, handedness, Alzheimer's disease, endocrine disorders, and a variety of cancers. Mental illnesses and drug and alcohol addiction are also addressed.
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Synopsis:

Reilly discusses over 90 common conditions, diseases, and disorders, arranged from conception to old age. In frank, non-technical terms, he makes clear what is known and not known about the genetic factors and, if your risk is elevated, what you might be able to do about it. This book is a uniquely valuable resource for anyone seeking more information about a family's disease heritage.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780879697211
Author:
Reilly, Philip R., M.d.
Publisher:
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Author:
Reilly, Philip R.
Author:
Reilly, Philip
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Human genetics
Subject:
Medical genetics
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Copyright:
Series:
Handbooks
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.10x6.34x.76 in. 1.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Reilly discusses over 90 common conditions, diseases, and disorders, arranged from conception to old age. In frank, non-technical terms, he makes clear what is known and not known about the genetic factors and, if your risk is elevated, what you might be able to do about it. This book is a uniquely valuable resource for anyone seeking more information about a family's disease heritage.
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