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Introduction to Risk Calculation in Genetic Counseling (Paperback)

Author: Young, Ian D.

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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 risk can 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. It primarily 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 popular feature of the book.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780195305272
SKU 203247370
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0195305272
Release Date 6/2/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Edition 0003
Number of Pages 0241
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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