Atlas Of Human Chromosome Heteromorphisms by H.E. WyandtAtlas Of Human Chromosome Heteromorphisms by H.E. Wyandt

Atlas Of Human Chromosome Heteromorphisms

byH.E. WyandtEditorVijay S. Tonk

Hardcover | December 31, 2003

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Critical to the accurate diagnosis of human illness is the need to distinguish clinical features that fall within the normal range from those that do not. That distinction is often challenging and not infrequently requires considerable experience at the bedside. It is not surprising that accurate cytogenetic diagnosis is also often a challenge, especially when chromosome study reveals morphologic findings that raise the question of normality. Given the realization that modern human cytogenetics is just over five decades old, it is noteworthy that thorough documentation of normal chromosome var- tion has not yet been accomplished. One key diagnostic consequence of the inability to distinguish a "normal" variation in chromosome structure from a pathologic change is a missed or inaccurate diagnosis. Clinical cytogeneticists have not, however, been idle. Rather, progressive biotechnological advances coupled with virtual completion of the human genome project have yielded increasingly better microscopic resolution of chromosome structure. Witness the progress from the early short condensed chromosomes to the later visualization of chromosomes through banding techniques, hi- resolution analysis in prophase, and more recently to analysis by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH).
Title:Atlas Of Human Chromosome HeteromorphismsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:279 pagesPublished:December 31, 2003Publisher:Kluwer Boston Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1402013035

ISBN - 13:9781402013034

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. Methods of Studying Human Chromosomes and Nomenclature.- 3. Normal Population Studies.- 4. Heteromorphisms in Clinical Populations.- 5. Technical Variables and the Use of Heteromorphisms in the Study of Human Chromosomes. A: Paternity Testing. B: Origin of Chromosome Abnormalities.- 6. Euchromatic Variants.- 7. FISH Technologies.- 8. Molecular Dissection of Heteromorphic Regions.- 9. Evolution of Human Alpha Satellite Sequences Comprising Variant Centromeric Chromosome Regions.- II: Plates.

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The reviewers feel this volume will be an extremely valuable resource for anyone working in a clinical cytogenetics laboratory. The editors are to be congratulated for doing a fine job in compiling this volume.Franks S. Grass, Parke Cytogenetics Laboratory and Hon Fong L. Mark, Brown University Medical School.(The Journal of the Association of Genetic Technologists 30 (3), 2004)