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May 2001

Neurogenetics (Contemporary Neurology Series, No. 57)

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SUSAN T.IANNACCONEMD

Arch Neurol. 2001;58(5):828-829. doi:

edited by Stefan M. Pulst, 458 pp, with illus, $110, ISBN: 0-195129-75-X, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 2000.

As indicated by Dr Rosenberg in the foreword, Neurogenetics is a book whose time has come. Neurogenetics is a concise volume addressing the genetic and molecular biological aspects of a number of neurological diseases. For the reader who has not already been engulfed by the tidal wave of genetics sweeping medicine, there are several excellent introductory chapters reviewing molecular techniques and tools used to determine genetic information about various human diseases. I was also pleased to see a closing chapter titled, "Genetic Counseling and DNA Testing." The volume would be incomplete without addressing the many issues, ethical and legal, involved in genetic counseling and DNA testing.

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