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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 16, No. 2, 2009
Bioline Code: mj09010
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2009

 en Cytogenetics: Past, present and future
Kannan, Thirumulu Ponnuraj & Alwi, Zilfalil Bin

Abstract

Fifty years have elapsed since the discovery of the number of human chromosomes in 1956. Newer techniques have been developed since then, ranging from the initial conventional banding techniques to the currently used molecular array comparative genomic hybridisation. With a combination of these conventional and molecular techniques, cytogenetics has become an indispensable tool for the diagnosis of various genetic disorders, paving the way for possible treatment and management. This paper traces the history and evolution of cytogenetics leading up to the current state of technology.

Keywords
Cytogenetics, Chromosomes

 
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