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Genetics of Developmental Disabilities

1st Edition

Edited by Merlin Butler, F. John Meaney

CRC Press

886 pages | 19 Color Illus. | 98 B/W Illus.

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Published in 2005: Genetics of Developmental Disabilities is written as a textbook and resource for physicians, basic and clinical researchers, and other professionals, students, and health care providers. Those interested in the causes and scientific understanding of developmental disabilities.


"…The editors have enlisted a strong group of contributors….the book hits the mark by offering a great deal of information in a relatively short book."

-New England Journal of Medicine

"…a book of generous size….Noted experts have written individual chapters."

-Doody's Reviews

"…a useful review of genetic syndromes associated with ID that is clearly written and well structured. It has a helpful glossary and clinically useful photographs of people affected by many of the syndromes described."

-Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

Table of Contents

Overview of Medical Genetics

1. A History of Medical Genetics

Giovanni Neri and Francesco D. Tiziano

2. Patterns of Inheritance: Mendelian and Non-Mendelian

Merlin G. Butler et al.

3. Clinical Cytogenetics and Testing for Developmental Disabilities

Joan H. M. Knoll and Linda D. Cooley

4. Molecular Genetics and Diagnostic Testing

Nancy J. Carpenter

5. The Human Genome Project and Its Impact on Understanding Developmental Disabilities

Daniel J. Wattendorf and Maximilian Muenke

6. Animal Models of Down Syndrome and Other Genetic Diseases Associated with Mental Retardation

Angela J. Villar and Charles J. Epstein

Classical Examples of Conditions with Developmental Disabilities

7. Medical Care of the Child with Down Syndrome

William I. Cohen

8. Fragile X and X-linked Mental Retardation

Sebastien Jacquemont, Vincent des Portes, and Randi Hagerman

9.Prader-Willie Syndrome: An Example of Genomic Imprinting

Merlin G. Butler

10. Angelman Syndrome

Charles A. Williams

11. Williams-Beuren Syndrome

Hui Zhang

12. Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome

Wendy R. Kates et al.

13. Smith-Magenis Syndrome-A Developmental Disorder with Circadian Dysfunction

Ann C. M. Smith

14. Rett Syndrome

Thierry Bienvenu

15. Microdeletion Syndromes

Gopalrao V. N. Velagaleti

16. Sex Chromosome Anomalies

John L. Hamerton and Jane A. Evans

17. Expanded Newborn Screening and Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Richard Hillman

18. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Margaret P. Adam and H. Eugene Hoyme

Related Topics

19. Prevalence and Genetic Epidemiology of Developmental Disabilities

Coleen A. Boyle, Kim Van Naarden Braun, and Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsop

20. Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Genetic Disorders

Barbara Y. Whitman

21. Behavioral Genetics and Developmental Disabiliites

Stephen A. Petrill

22. Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder

Mark L. Walraich and Melissa A. Doffing

23. Cerebral Palsy

Burris Duncan

24. Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment of Developmental Disabiliites

Kathy Ellerbeck, Chet Johnson, and Edward Hoffman

25. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Children with Disabilities

Melinda F. Davis

About the Authors/Editors

Merlin G. Butler, M.D., Ph.D., FFACMG is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics Director, Division of Research ABMG Certified Clinical Geneticist and Clinical Cytogeneticist,Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Kansas.

F. John Meaney is Lecturer in genetics and developmental pediatrics at the University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Pediatrics
MEDICAL / Genetics