Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment (Hardback)
  • Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment (Hardback)

Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment (Hardback)

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Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment, Seventh Edition is the eagerly awaited new edition of the discipline-leading text that has been at the forefront of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of fetal genetic disorders for over 36 years.

The seventh edition continues the long-established tradition of excellence that has become synonymous with this text. The book builds on the foundations of preconception and prenatal genetic counseling and the original pillars of prenatal diagnosis while also providing authoritative coverage of exciting developments in non-invasive genetic testing and rapidly developing molecular techniques, including microarray analysis and next generation sequencing, that are revolutionizing the field. Chapters are once again authored by internationally recognized authorities in the field of prenatal diagnosis. The editors have added three entirely new chapters to this edition to complement the complete revision of existing content. The three new chapters focus on non-invasive prenatal screening, placental genetics, and the psychology of prenatal and perinatal grief. The broad-ranging coverage and international scope will ensure that the new edition maintains its role as the major repository for information on all aspects of prenatal diagnosis.

The editors have brought together an invaluable collection of evidence-based facts bolstered by knowledge and decades of experience in the field. Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment, 7th Edition is a timely update to this world-leading text.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9781118981528
Number of pages: 1208
Weight: 2414 g
Dimensions: 255 x 184 x 52 mm
Edition: 7th Edition


"As the previous editions, this is an incredibly useful volume. The editors have engaged multiple experts on specific topics, as well as provided the latest and most up-to-date information and discus sions without leaving out broad topics, such as genetic counseling, medical/legal aspects, and ethical issues. Each chapter has useful figures and tables, including some lovely colored illustrations...In summary, this is a superb book, both a reference and a resource. It is clearly an essential book for anyone involved in prenatal diagnosis, and for those who want to learn more about it. It is hard to be critical of such a wonderful resource." (European Journal of Human Genetics, 2017)

"The Seventh Edition of this classic text has been edited with customary care andattention devoted by the two Milunskys. It consists of 34 chapters and representsthe most extensive coverage of prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders.The first chapter on genetic counseling is excellent and should be compulsoryreading for all medical geneticists...Overall, the book maintains the high standard of previous editions and represents the best source of information on prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders. My doubts on clinical questions are often cleared by referring to this volume. The book should be on the shelf of all departments of medical genetics and fetal medicine specialists." (Journal of Fetal Medicine, 26th July 2017)

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