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Genetics

Apr 15, 2010 Issue
Examining the Heart of Family Medicine: Family History [Editorials]


Dec 15, 2009 Issue
ACOG Guidelines for Managing Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has produced guidelines for physicians caring for patients with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations. Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome is an inherited cancer-susceptibility syndrome.


Dec 1, 2009 Issue
The CDC's EGAPP Initiative: Evaluating the Clinical Evidence for Genetic Tests [Editorials]


Jul 15, 2009 Issue
Eczematous Skin Lesions in an Infant [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Jul 1, 2009 Issue
Multiple Pulmonary Nodules [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Jan 15, 2009 Issue
Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities: Antenatal Screening and Diagnosis [Article]

Pregnant women of all ages should be offered screening and invasive diagnostic testing for chromosomal abnormalities before 20 weeks' gestation. New developments in screening methods have increased the number of options for patients. Diagnostic options include chorionic villus sampling in the first ...


Jun 1, 2008 Issue
Genetic Factors In Drug Metabolism [Article]

Patients vary widely in their response to drugs. Having an understanding of the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of various medications is importantwhen assessing ethnic differences in drug response. Genetic factors can account for 20 to 95 percent of patient variability. Genetic polym...


Oct 15, 2007 Issue
Pharmacogenentics: Using DNA to Optimize Drug Therapy [Article]

Pharmacogenetics is a growing field of research that focuses on the interaction between genetics and drug therapy. Relationships between genetic variation and drug effect have been observed for a growing number of commonly used drugs. Validation studies may soon define the use of these relationships...


Oct 15, 2007 Issue
ACOG Publishes Guidelines on Hemoglobinopathies in Pregnancy [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released recommendations for screening and clinical management of hemoglobinopathies during pregnancy. The ACOG estimates that more than 270 million persons worldwide are heterozygous carriers of hereditary disorders of hemoglobin (Hb).


Aug 1, 2007 Issue
Turner Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Turner syndrome occurs in one out of every 2,500 to 3,000 live female births. The syndrome is characterized by the partial or complete absence of one X chromosome (45,X karyotype). Patients with Turner syndrome are at risk of congenital heart defects (e.g., coarctation of aorta, bicuspid aortic valv...


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