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Title Genetic disorders among Arab populations / Ahmad S. Teebi, editor
Edition 2nd ed
Published Berlin ; Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 772 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
Contents Introduction: Genetic Diversity Among Arabs -- Demography, Economy, and Genetic Services in Arab Countries -- Arab Demography and Health Provision -- Influences of Systems' Resources and Health Risk Factors on Genetic Services -- Endogamy and Consanguineous Marriage in Arab Populations -- Selected Disease Entities Prevalent Among the Arabs -- Familial Mediterranean Fever and Other Autoinflammatory Disorders -- Muscular Dystrophies and Myopathies in Arab Populations -- New Syndromes First Reported Among Arabs -- Genetic disorders in Arab Countries & Geographic Regions -- Genetic Disorders in Egypt -- Genetic Disorders in Ancient Egypt -- Genetic Diseases in Iraq -- Genetic Disorders in Jordan -- Genetic Disorders in Kuwait -- Genetic Disorders in Lebanon -- Genetic Disorders in Libya -- Genetic Disorders in Morocco -- Genetic Disorders in Oman -- Genetic Disorders Among the Palestinians -- Genetic Disorders in Qatar -- Genetic Disorders in Saudi Arabia -- Genetic Disorders in Sudan -- Genetic Disorders in Tunisia -- Genetic Disorders in the United Arab Emirates -- Genetic Disorders Among Jews from Arab Countries -- Cultural and Religious Attitudes Towards Genetic Issues -- Prevention and Care of Genetic Disorders: An Islamic Perspective -- Genetic Counseling in the Middle East
Summary Arab populations have their "own" genetic disorders, both universal and particular. Genetic diversity within these source populations, along with the fact that the rates of inbreeding are often high and family sizes are often large, constitute conditions that facilitate the emergence and detection of phenotypes explained notably by autosomal recessive inheritance; in which case, the use of homozygosity gene mapping can facilitate the discovery of the corresponding genes. The present book includes 5 parts dealing with various aspects that relate to the genetic structure of Arabs and minorities within the Arab world as well as genetic disorders prevalent in this part of the world. It includes updated reviews of the genetic disorders in various Arab countries and geographic regions. The focus is primarily, but not exclusively, on the group of single-gene disorders with particular emphasis on autosomal recessive conditions. It further includes epidemiological and clinical data as well as inheritance patterns, mutation and polymorphism data, and available haplotype analysis data. The ethnic and genetic diversity of the Arab populations is discussed as well as aspects of genetic counseling practice in this region together with a proposal for an ethical framework for genetic research and prevention of genetic disorders. The target audience of this book includes human and medical geneticists, genetic counselors, researchers, medical specialists dealing with Arab patients or practicing in Arab countries, medical and genetic counseling students, and nurses
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Genetic disorders -- Arab countries
Genetic Diseases, Inborn -- epidemiology
Genetic Predisposition to Disease -- ethnology
Arabs -- genetics
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Genetic.
MEDICAL -- Genetics.
Sciences de la vie.
Genetic disorders
Middle East -- epidemiology
Arab countries
Form Electronic book
Author Teebi, Ahmad S.
ISBN 9783642050800