HEALTH BEST SELLER! An A-Z encyclopedia offering non- specialist information about nearly 500 topics in genetics, from the science behind this important field to diseases that can be passed down among generations. Salem Health: Genetics & Inherited Conditions alphabetically arranges nearly 500 essays on diseases, biology, techniques, methodologies, genetic engineering, biotechnology, ethics, and social issues. Written for non-specialists by professors and professional medical writers, this comprehensive reference publication will interest health-care consumers, premedical students, public library patrons, and librarians building scientific collections. This new edition has been completely revised to include the latest developments in genetics. Plus, new information has been added on: • The progress of synthetic human genome project; • The discovery of gene mutations that are linked to developmental delays, abnormal tear production and progressive hearing loss in males; • The discovery of new genes that will help treat muscular dystrophy, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and certain cancers; and • Genetic connections between sleep disturbances, schizophrenia, and obesity. Essays vary in length from two to six pages. All entries begin with a line defining that topic’s category. Essays on diseases and inherited conditions are divided into the sections “Definition,” “Risk Factors,” “Etiology and Genetics of This Disorder,” “Symptoms,” “Screening and Diagnosis,” “Treatment and Therapy,” and “Prevention and Outcomes.” All other types of essays begin with a statement of significance, provide a list of key terms and their definitions, and feature topical subheadings to guide readers through the text. All entries end with a byline, including the author’s credentials, and a list of sources for further information from both print and online resources, many of them annotated. The encyclopedia also includes sidebars and photos that expand on key aspects of the topic under discussion. All three volumes offer a “Complete Table of Contents” and category index that divides the contents of the set, both for easy identification of desired topics. In addition, six appendixes at the end of volume 3 offer readers a “Biographical Dictionary of Geneticists,” a list of “Nobel Prizes for Discoveries in Genetics,” a “Timeline of Major Developments in Genetics” from prehistoric times to the present, a “Glossary” of scientific terms, a general “Bibliography” arranged by category, an annotated listing of relevant “Web Sites,” a personages index of important figures in the field, and a comprehensive subject index. Salem Health: Genetics & Inherited Conditions Second Edition Edited by Gary M. Flashner, M.D. and Deanna M. Neff, MPH AT A GLANCE • 3 Volumes; 1,300 Pages • 500 Entries • Over 200 Photos • Web Sites • Glossary • Bibliography • Category Index • Personages Index • Subject Index • Associations and Agencies • Biographical Dictionary of Geneticists • Nobel Prizes for Discoveries • Timeline of Major Developments December 2017 Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-603-0 Library Price: $395 RECENT “Libraries that purchased Encyclopedia of Genetics (2002) may wish to add this new title for its more extensive focus on diseases and syndromes.” –CHOICE FREE Online Access FREE RECENT (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! HEALTH 123