Clinical cytogenetics

Clinical cytogenetics
The application of chromosome studies to clinical medicine. For example, clinical cytogenetic testing is done to see if a child with possible Down syndrome has an extra chromosome #21, as is most often the case. Clinical Cytogenetics is a specialty certified by the American Board Of Medical Genetics.

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the scientific study of the relationship between chromosomal aberrations and pathological conditions.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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