Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.00
  • Save: $2.40 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Want it Monday, April 21? Order within and choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Good Condition. Some of my books are former library and may have stamps, marks, etc
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Family Diseases: Are You at Risk? Paperback


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$0.75
Paperback
"Please retry"
$21.60
$16.88 $0.01
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details


Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

This compact book is a primer on both inherited disease and genealogy, but emphasizes the latter, as might be expected from the author, a genealogist. Gormley provides sketchy, anecdotal information on genetic research, but leaves diagnosis and detailed medical explanations to the experts. Instead, she offers a summary of resources for genealogic investigations, explaining how to utilize state records and home computers to ferret out information on otherwise unsuspected defects and illnesses that could affect present and future generations. Most readers will, unsurprisingly, find themselves urged to take the usual precautions against familial obesity, heart disease, diabetes, alcoholism or cancer; a small percentage may discover they're at risk for one or more of the dozens of rare disorders and birth defects mentioned more briefly. And those who unearth family histories of genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis, sickle-cell anemia or hemophilia may benefit from genetic counseling when planning a family.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

For more than a century, a controversy has been raging as to whether an individual is more likely to be formed by "nature" (inherited genes) or "nurture" (environment). Many diseases and birth defects have been shown to have a genetic component, and these studies are capably summarized by this book's author, who leans heavily toward the "nature" concept. The evidence she quotes for the inheritance of behavioral traits is less well documented and may lead the reader to faulty conclusions. She offers good advice on tracing ancestors to provide a family medical history, which may be helpful diagnostically. Another title to consult is Choices Not Chances: An Essential Guide to Your Heredity and Health (Little, 1989), written by Aubrey Milunsky, director of Harvard Medical School's Center for Human Genetics.
- Eleanor Maass, Maass Assocs., New Milford, Pa.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers
ARRAY(0xa6b78774)