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When the aberrationsarise, however,is a moot point. For childhood hematologic malignanciesthere is ample evidence, based on twin studiesand polymerasechain reaction(PCR)analysesof specific gene fusions in Guthrie spots, that they may be formed already in utero, several years prior to overt leukemia (Greavesand Wiemels,2003). It would undoubtedlybe of greatinterest,for example,in cancerepidemiologicalstudies,to identifymoreexactly when in life translocations and gene fusions arise in differentcell types.
2008). When the aberrationsarise, however,is a moot point. For childhood hematologic malignanciesthere is ample evidence, based on twin studiesand polymerasechain reaction(PCR)analysesof specific gene fusions in Guthrie spots, that they may be formed already in utero, several years prior to overt leukemia (Greavesand Wiemels,2003). It would undoubtedlybe of greatinterest,for example,in cancerepidemiologicalstudies,to identifymoreexactly when in life translocations and gene fusions arise in differentcell types.
Homogeneouslystaining regions and double minute chromosomes,cytogenetic signs of gene amplification, are abbreviated hsr and dmin, respectively. Plus (4-) and minus (—) signs are placed before a chromosome number to indicate an additional or missing whole chromosome. They are placed after a symbol to indicate an increase or decrease in the length of a chromosomal arm. Thus, 47,XY, + 21 means a male karyotypewith 47 chromosomes, including an additional chromosome 21, whereas 2 lq + indicates an increase in the length of the long arm of one chromosome 21.