Unit

UNIT 8.1 Overview of Clinical Cytogenetics

  1. Bruce R. Korf

Published Online: 1 AUG 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142905.hg0801s29

Current Protocols in Human Genetics

Current Protocols in Human Genetics

How to Cite

Korf, B. R. 2001. Overview of Clinical Cytogenetics. Current Protocols in Human Genetics. 29:8.1:8.1.1–8.1.10.

Author Information

  1. Center for Human Genetics Partners Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2001
  2. Published Print: MAY 2001

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Abstract

This unit provides an introduction to clinical cytogenetics. It opens with indications for prenatal and postnatal chromosome analysis, followed by a brief discussion of the applications of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). It suggests tissue sources for prenatal and postnatal analysis, and closes with a review of numerical and structural chromosome abnormalities. This unit provides an introduction to clinical cytogenetics