Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America

Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America

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Paperback, Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 2012, ISBN13 9781421406688, ISBN10 1421406683
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TELLING GENES [9781421406688]

For sixty years genetic counselors have served as the messengers of important information about the risks, realities, and perceptions of genetic conditions. More than 2,500 certified genetic counselors in the United States work in clinics, community and teaching hospitals, public health departments, private biotech companies, and universities. "Telling Genes" considers the purpose of genetic counseling for twenty-first century families and society and places the field into its historical context.

Genetic counselors educate physicians, scientific researchers, and prospective parents about the role of genetics in inherited disease. They are responsible for reliably translating test results and technical data for a diverse clientele, using scientific acumen and human empathy to help people make informed decisions about genomic medicine.

Alexandra Minna Stern traces the development of genetic counseling from the eugenics movement of the early twentieth century to the current era of human genomics. Drawing from archival records, patient files, and oral histories, Stern presents the fascinating story of the growth of genetic counseling practices, principles, and professionals.

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Number of Pages: 238
Original Languages: English
Author: Stern, Alexandra Minna
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9781421406688
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.75 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 1421406683
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