According to the Human Genome Project, as well as numerous medical research groups, significant new findings on genetic disorders occur nearly every week. Information on many of these disorders, however, is extremely difficult to come by -- until now. The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders addresses the need for current, hard-to-find facts on these emerging discoveries. The 2-vol. Encyclopedia provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons. Students will want to consult the Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders for useful information on a range of well known disorders, including Down Syndrome, Trisomy, Hemophilia and Tourette Syndrome, and rarely seen diseases such as Meckel Syndrome, Neuraminidase Deficiency and Phenylketonuria. Presented in a single alphabetical sequence, entries range in length from 1,500 to 5,000 words. Entries relating to genetic disorders are presented in articles arranged in a standardized format for quick comparison and ease of use, while nondisorder topics are covered in detail with extended entries.
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"This is a detailed compilation of genetic information, describing in basic terms and simple language rare conditions as well as common disorders of genetic origin. The simplicity of the text and figures makes this an easy to read source of medical information. The alphabetical organization of the content makes the review of material easy. This second edition is a significant improvement over the first edition of this wonderful source of genetic information.
This is an excellent and high quality publication. It's the first publication I've seen that brings the highly complicated field of medical genetics to the consumer level. It is easy to read, with a very attractive format. Updates of this wonderful publication will be needed in the future. This second edition was overdue and represents a tremendous contribution to the understanding of medical genetics for the general population."
--Doody's Reviews, July 2006
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