The New Era of Genomics: Childhood and Society Revisited.- Key Concepts in Human Genomics and Molecular Biology.- Key Concepts in Human Genomics and Psychology.- Understanding Childhood Gene, Environment, and Gene x Environment Interaction Effects.- Goals, Process, and Content of Genetic Counseling: Applications to Children, Adolescents, and Their Families.- Genomics and the Family: Integrative Frameworks.- Potential Impact of Genomic Information on Parent-Child Relationships.- Potential Impact of Genomic Information on Childhood Sibling Relationships.- Family Communication of Genomic Information.- Developmental Perspectives on Health and Risk Communication: Theories and Applied Methodologies for Genomics.- Prenatal Diagnosis and Carrier Screening.- Single Gene Disorders: Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Disease, Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy and Others.- Cancer.- Diabetes.- Cardiovascular Disease.- Obesity.- Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Risk Behaviors .- Childhood Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genomics.- Bioethical Perspectives on Pediatric Gene Therapy and Pharmacogenomics.- Informed Consent and the Protection of Human Subjects in Genomic Research with Children, Adolescents, and Families .- Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in the Genetic Testing of Minors.- National Policy Perspectives on Pediatric Genetic Testing.- Privacy and Insurance Issues in Pediatric Genetic Testing.- Training, Practice, and Collaboration: New Opportunities for Pediatric Psychology and Genomic Medicine.-Prevention and Control: Genes, Behavior, and Beyond.
The Handbook of Genomics and the Family details, in one authoritative volume, the challenges entailed by the latest genetic advances and offers insights into the potential translation of this knowledge in pediatric and family practice and public health.
This timely and comprehensive reference:
Introduces readers to the study of how genes, singly and in combination with each other and the environment, affect health and behavior;
Summarizes current findings on genetics and genomics in disease etiology and prevention;
Provides family-focused perspectives relating to genetic counseling and education.
The Handbook of Genomics and the Family is essential reading for clinical child and pediatric psychologists and psychiatrists, pediatricians and nurses, clinical geneticists and genetic counselors, and public health specialists as advances in genetics lead the way to more personalized models of health.