Alison Whelan, MD
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Whelan A.; Genetics in the Clinic: Clinical, Ethical, and Social Implications for Primary Care. Ann Intern Med. 2001;135:636. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-135-8_Part_1-200110160-00021
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2001;135(8_Part_1):636.
Mahowald MB, Aspinwall T, McKusick VA, Scheuerle A. 256 pages. Philadelphia: Mosby; 2001. $39.95. ISBN 0323012035. Order phone 800-426-4545.
Field of medicine: Clinical genetics and primary care.
Format: Softcover book.
Audience: Primary care physicians seeking an overview of general principles of clinical genetics and a concise discussion of ethical issues in clinical genetics.
Purpose: To accelerate and facilitate the integration of genetics into routine primary care practice.
Content: The book includes 19 chapters divided into four parts. Part 1 reviews underlying principles of genetics and implications for diagnosis and management of genetic diseases. Part 2 discusses general topics in genetics for primary caregivers, including how genetics affects the concepts of disease, normality, and functionality; the role of ethnicity in genetic testing, and the process of genetic counseling. Part 3 discusses ethical and social issues raised by advances in genetics, and part 4 highlights public policy issues. A glossary and a bibliography of books, articles, and electronic resources are included.
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