Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America (BOK)

Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America (BOK)

Alexandra Minna Stern

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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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Alexandra Minna Stern
Forlag
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781421406671
Antall sider 248 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 454 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of medicine, Medical genetics, Medical ethics & professional conduct, Public health & safety law