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Assessing the risk of genetic damage

Assessing the risk of genetic damage

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Published by Hodder & Stoughton in Gaborone .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Genetic toxicology.,
  • Health risk assessment.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementeditors, D.J. Brusick ... [et al.].
    ContributionsBrusick, David., United Nations Environment Programme., International Commission for Protection Against Environmental Mutagens and Carcinogens.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA1224.3 .A87 1992
    The Physical Object
    Pagination52 p. :
    Number of Pages52
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1075392M
    ISBN 109280713396
    LC Control Number93980888

    risk = probability × damage Risk-Assessment Process The risk-assessment process begins with a risk profile. This profile is developed by identifying the types of events that could occur in a particular city, the prob-ability that events of varying severity will occur, and the consequences of . An increase in damage points to reduced repair capacity and risk for progression. We have used the comet assay to assess DNA damage in individuals with various disorders of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract in a cohort of patients from South India.

    Genetic toxicology testing has a crucial role in the safety assessment of new and existing substances of societal value by reducing/eliminating human exposure to potential somatic and germ cell mutagens. Genetic toxicology assays have historically been used in . Risk assessment constitutes an essential component of genetic counseling and testing, and the genetic risk should be estimated as accurately as possible for individual and family decision making.

    Assessment of genetic risk to humans from these environmental mutagens requires accurate identification and quantification in experimental systems of the types of mutagenic damage that they can produce in the germ line and which can be transmitted to the conceptuses. Conventionally the types of genetic damage considered in this process are. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xvii, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: General introduction to the estimation of genetic risks --Mendelian risk --Risk modified by reproductive history --Risk based upon phenotype --Risk based upon genotype --Familial versus new mutations --Meiotic versus mitotic mutations --Non-Mendelian genetic mechanisms.


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