The chromosome number in humans: a brief history

  title={The chromosome number in humans: a brief history},
  author={S. Gartler},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  • S. Gartler
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Genetics
  • Following the rediscovery of Mendel's work in 1900, the field of genetics advanced rapidly. Human genetics, however, lagged behind; this was especially noticeable in cytogenetics, which was already a mature discipline in experimental forms in the 1950s. We did not know the correct human chromosome number in 1955, let alone were we able to detect a chromosomal abnormality. In 1956 a discovery was reported that markedly altered human cytogenetics and genetics. The following is an analysis of that… CONTINUE READING
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