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August 4, 1999

Perinatology, GeneticsGenetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media

 

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JAMA. 1999;282(5):493-494. doi:10.1001/jama.282.5.493-JBK0804-4-1

Perinatology and the care of the newborn are two of the most exciting fields of medicine and have been characterized by tremendous advances over the past three decades. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the diagnosis and management of genetic disorders during fetal life. Refinements in amniocentesis, chromosomal analysis of amniotic fluid cells, the development of chorionic villous sampling, and progress in ultra-high resolution ultrasound scanning techniques for fetal imaging are but a few of the major breakthroughs in this clinical field. Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment, fourth edition, edited by Aubrey Milunsky, MBBCh, DSc, FRCP, DCh, accurately reflects this progress and captures the excitement that characterizes these endeavors.

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