Genetic Consultations in the Newborn

Genetic Consultations in the Newborn

Robin D. Clark and Cynthia J. Curry

Print publication date: Jan 2019

ISBN: 9780199990993

Publisher: Oxford University Press


This book was written to assist clinicians who care for newborns with congenital abnormalities in their diagnosis, genomic testing, and management. The goal was to make the evaluation of common neonatal anomalies and genetic syndromes accessible and understandable. In addition, the book may serve as an initial guide for practitioners in areas in which clinical genetic expertise is not readily available. As the book was being written, the testing paradigm shifted to a genomic approach: Chromosome analysis gave way to microarrays, and single gene testing was largely replaced by gene panels and exome sequencing. Thus, this book, which was initially intended as a clinical primer, of necessity became a resource for gene-based information as well.

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