Benign & Pathological Chromosomal Imbalances, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124046843
  • ISBN-13: 9780124046849
  • DDC: 616.042
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 220 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Benign & Pathological Chromosomal Imbalances systematically clarifies the disease implications of cytogenetically visible copy number variants (CG-CNV) using cytogenetic assessment of heterochromatic or euchromatic DNA variants. While variants of several megabasepair can be present in the human genome without clinical consequence, visually distinguishing these benign areas from disease implications does not always occur to practitioners accustomed to costly molecular profiling methods such as FISH, aCGH, and NGS. As technology-driven approaches like FISH and aCGH have yet to achieve the promise of universal coverage or cost efficacy to sample investigated, deep chromosome analysis and molecular cytogenetics remains relevant for technology translation, study design, and therapeutic assessment. Knowledge of the rare but recurrent rearrangements unfamiliar to practitioners saves time and money for molecular cytogeneticists and genetics counselors, helping to distinguish benign from harmful CG-CNV. It also supports them in deciding which molecular cytogenetics tools to deploy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Biography.
2: Introduction.
3: CG-CNVs what is the Norm?.
4: Inheritance of CG-CNVs.
5: Formation of CG-CNVs.
6: Types of CG-CNVs.
7: CG-CNVs in Genetic Diagnostics and Counseling.
8: Online Resources.
Appendix: Summary of CG-CNVs by Chromosome.
Color Plates.