Abstract:Genetic transmission There are a number of inherited conditions that may develop phenotypic manifestations, ie physical, behavioural and cognitive signs of an underlying genetic abnormality, during childhood but remain unnoticed by carers. The possibility of neurofibromatosis Type 1, for example, may not have been identified in the birth family. Failure to assess the children denies them the opportunity of regular neurological screening and early detection of potentially serious manifestations. Often the child… Show more
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