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The last decades, most attention has been given to individual psychological responses to genetic counseling and testing. Yet, an increasing awareness of the psychosocial challenges of genetics for patients, their partners and their core and extended families can be noticed. For disorders in which ca ...
Mental retardation (MR) is a common condition which affects 2-3% of people worldwide, and is currently defined as “a significant impairment of cognitive and adaptive functions, with onset before age 18 years”. It is classified in four degrees of severity according to the Intelligence Quotient le ...
The study of chromosomes and their structure is the subject of cytogenetics. The year 1956 marked the beginning of modern human cytogenetics when Tjio and Levan defined the number of chromosomes in man as 2n=46. Soon afterwards, a number of scientific discoveries established that a deviation from t ...
The term “Dysmorphology” has been coined by Dr. David W. Smith in the 1960's to generally define the study of human congenital malformations, particularly those affecting the “morphology” (anatomy) of the individual. A few years later, Dr. Jon Aase, a former Dr Smith’s student, elaborated ...
Comparative Health is a 5 day long postgraduate level course specifically addressed to researchers, lecturers, academic scholars, medical, health and social professionals who are seeking an up-to-date overview of the field of Comparative Studies on Health Systems and Medical Care today.
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