South African Medical Journal

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Cytogenetics in medical practice

M M Nelson, PH Beighton


A cytogenetics and tissue culture laboratory is an essential component of a medical genetics department. Chromosome analysis provides a definite answer in many cases where clinical diagnosis is in doubt, and supplies information on which counselling may be based. Cultured cells from different body tissues may be the only means by which an inborn error of metabolism may be studied. Information supplied by such a laboratory forms the basis of many of the diagnostic and counselling services offered by the modern human geneticist to his fellow practitioners, either directly or as part of a medical genetics department.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 1577 (1974)

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