Genetic family history, pedigree analysis, and risk assessment
Part 1. Genetics
1.6. Genetic Medicine and Clinical Genetics
Basic Techniques and Approaches
Published Online: 15 NOV 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Bennett, R. L. 2005. Genetic family history, pedigree analysis, and risk assessment. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 1:1.6:78.
- Published Online: 15 NOV 2005
A genetic pedigree is an effective and simple tool for identifying individuals at risk for single-gene disorders or for common diseases, as well as an important method for establishing patient rapport, providing patient education, and identifying other relatives at risk for disease. Techniques for obtaining a pedigree, and pedigree analysis and risk assessment are reviewed.
- pedigree symbols;
- family history;
- risk assessment;
- pedigree analysis