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A familial paracentric inversion: A short review of the current status

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We present here a familial case of a paracentric inversion in man with a short review of the literature. A paracentric inversion of chromosome 10(q11q26) was found in the amniocytes drawn for advanced maternal age. The presence of the inversion was investigated in 35 family members in three generations. No recombinants were recognized. The significance of these data for appropriate genetic counselling and possible reproductive risks is discussed.

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Venter, P.A., Dawson, B., Du Toit, J.L. et al. A familial paracentric inversion: A short review of the current status. Hum Genet 67, 121–125 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00272985

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