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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2006 Vol.7 No.2 P.162-163


Clinical cytogenetics and molecular cytogenetics

Author(s):  Li Marilyn, Pinkel Daniel

Affiliation(s):  Medical School, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112-2699, USA; more

Corresponding email(s):   mli2@tulane.edu, pinkel@cc.ucsf.edu

Key Words:  Cytogenetics, Chromosome, FISH, Microarray, Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH)

Li Marilyn, Pinkel Daniel. Clinical cytogenetics and molecular cytogenetics[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2006, 7(2): 162-163.

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The short report will be focused on helping our students to understand commonly used conventional and cutting edge cytogenetic techniques and their clinical applications, the advances and drawbacks of each technique, and how to pick the right test(s) for a specific patient in order to achieve a proper diagnosis efficiently and economically.

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[4] Speicher, M.R., Carter, N.P., 2005. The new cytogenetics: blurring the boundaries with molecular biology. Nat. Rev. Genet., 6(10):782-792.

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