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Introduction

Helen V. Firth, Jane A. Hurst and Judith G. Hall

in Oxford Desk Reference - Clinical Genetics

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ISBN: 9780192628961
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725715 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780192628961.003.0018

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Introduction

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Adoption - Approach to the consultation with a child with dysmorphism, congenital malformation, or developmental delay - Autosomal dominant (AD) inheritance - Autosomal recessive (AR) inheritance - Communication skills - Confidentiality - Confirmation of diagnosis - Consent for genetic testing - The genetic code and mutations - Genomic imprinting - Mitochondrial inheritance - Multifactorial inheritance - Reproductive options - Testing for genetic status - Useful resources - X-linked dominant (XLD) inheritance - X-linked recessive (XLR) inheritance

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Subjects: Clinical Genetics

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