CONTENTS:- Genetic screening: Definition and meaning; Infant feeding; Sex preference; Age and pregnancy; Genetic engineering; Collaborative reproduction; Risk and the ethics of genetic choice; Presumptive primacy of procreative liberty; Abortio, contragestion and the resuscitation; History of parables; Discrimination issues and genetic screening; Preventing prenatal harm of offspring; Nonreproductive uses of reproductive capacity; Class, Feminist and communitarian of procreative liberty; Role of public policy in genetic screening and counseling; Women's decisions about genetic tests; Hospital consultation: Risk and Genetic screening.
The explosion in knowledge of genetics screening during the past decade has led to the availability of abundant information about the incidence of screening causing mutations, disease penetrance, and risk-reduction strategies. The application of this information to clinical practice is enormously challenging because of the lack of prospective, randomized trails and the inherent individual variability of preferences regarding ways of reducing risk. The attitudes of patients towards genetic testing for mutations that cause cancer add to the complexity of decisions about the appropriate use of the results of such tests by physicians. This text book is a timely publication and it gives a splendid overview of the genetics screening. This edited text covers all of the major areas of interest in considering familial and genetics screening areas.