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Medical Genetics
Its Application to Speech, Hearing, and Craniofacial Disorders

Nathaniel H. Robin
182 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Softcover, 7 x 10"
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Nowhere in the literature is there a book that reviews the rapidly developing field medical genetics from theories to its implications for clinical practice. Nathaniel Robin’s book fills that void. His new book covers the whole field of medical genetics from a general overview of the profession to details of effective treatment of patients with common and esoteric genetic disorders—including birth defects, hearing loss, oro-facial clefting, craiosynostosis, and much more. Crucially, as issues surrounding breakthroughs in understanding and development of new technologies in genetics have risen to the fore of the cultural consciousness, he gives coverage to the many ethical questions raised.

  • Foreword
    Dr. Robert J. Shprintzen
  • Introduction
    Nathaniel H. Robin, MD
  • Genetics Professionals: An Overview
    Nathaniel Robin, MD
  • Genetic Inheritance: Mendelian, Non-Mendelian and Multifactorial
    Nathaniel H. Robin, MD
  • The Evaluation of the Patient with a Congenital Anomaly
    Nathaniel H. Robin, MD
  • Classification of Birth Defects
    Nathaniel H. Robin, MD and Marni Falk, MD
  • Genetic Testing: Cytogenetics, Biochemical Genetics, and Molecular Genetics
    Edward J. Lose, MD and Nathaniel H. Robin, MD
  • Ethical Issues in Genetic Testing
    Nathaniel H. Robin, MD
  • Genetic Counseling and Your Practice
    Nathaniel H. Robin, MD and Sandra Prucka, CGC
  • Genetics and Hearing Loss
    Nathaniel H. Robin, MD
  • Craniofacial Genetics I: Clef Lip and Cleft Palate
    Nathaniel H. Robin, MD
  • Craniofacial Genetics II: Craniosynostosis and Related Syndromes
    Nathaniel H. Robin, MD
  • Index

About The Author

Nathaniel H. Robin

Nathaniel H. Robin, MD is a Professor in the Departments of Genetics and Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

His clinical practice is as a general medical geneticist, with an expertise in craniofacial disorders and the genetics of deafness, and is the attending geneticist for the UAB Cleft and Craniofacial Clinics. His research has focused on syndrome identification and delineation, craniofacial disorders, and the genetics of deafness.

Dr. Robin has authored over 100 peer reviewed publications, reviews, and book chapters, and he directs the educational activities for the UAB Department of Genetics. Dr. Robin has presented nationally on the topics of craniofacial genetics and deafness.

He is a member of the board of the Velocardiofacial Syndrome Educational Foundation, and served as the genetics section editor for the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal.

For more information on Dr. Robin and the UAB Department of Genetics Programs, please visit

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