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First Years of Human Chromosomes

First Years of Human Chromosomes

First Years of Human Chromosomes

First Years of Human Chromosomes

The Beginnings of Human Cytogenetics

  • By: Peter S. Harper

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ISBN: 9781904842248

Bind: Hardbound

Year: 2006

Pages: 192

Size: 185 x 242 mm

Publisher: Scion Publishing Limited

Published in India by: Scion Publishing Special Priced Titles

Exclusive Distributors: Viva Books

Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


2006 marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the human chromosome number, a finding that initiated human cytogenetics as a scientific discipline and set the basis for much of modern medical genetics.

First Years of Human Chromosomes draws together the ground-breaking work of the main researchers in the key period 1955 to 1960. The book is based on interviews with these researchers and descriptions of their major findings, giving a strong sense of the excitement and thoughts of those involved at the time. To complete the picture, it also features a CD containing extracts from the interviews themselves.

First Years of Human Chromosomes provides a unique record of this crucial period of scientific research and medical advance, and will appeal to all those working in the field of genetics, whether scientists or clinicians.


Target Audience:

Scientists and clinicians working in the field of genetics.




Preface • Acknowledgements • Chapter 1: Beginnings: human chromosomes before 1956 • Chapter 2: 46, not 48: the discovery of the human chromosome number, 1956 • Chapter 3: 1959: the chromosome basis of Down's syndrome • Chapter 4: The sex chromosomes • Chapter 5: The other autosomal trisomies,1960 • Chapter6: Chromosomes and leukaemia • Chapter 7: Technology and nomenclature: the next steps, 1960 • Chapter 8: Later years: The growth of human and clinical cytogenetics • Chapter 9: Conclusions • Appendices: Some general historical publications on human cytogenetics • List of those interviewed • The recordings: key to excerpts included on the CD • Audio CD of interviews with early workers in human cytogenetics • Index


About the Author:

Peter Harper is University Research Professor in Human Genetics at Cardiff University, Wales, UK.


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