Your Genes provides an introduction to understanding genes and how they influence health and describes how in the future, genes will be used to determine level of risk for many diseases, as well as to tailor medical treatment to the individual based on genetic profile. This book is an excellent resource for those interested patients who always seek cutting edge care. Your Genes will also be a valuable review for the practicing physician faced with such patients, particularly those physicians whose Human Genetics course is far behind them.
Holly Salzman, MD
About the Author
R. C. Michaelis is a biomedical researcher, author, and college professor. He currently teaches human genetics, biochemistry, and physiology at Western Carolina University. He lives in Cullowhee, North Carolina. K. M. Sweet is a board-certified genetic counselor with 14 years of clinical experience in prenatal, pediatric, and adult genetics. He is a clinical assistant professor in the clinical cancer genetics and adult medical genetics program at Ohio State University. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.