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Chromosomes from the epithelium of plucked human telogen hairs

Summary

This study describes how chromosome preparations can be made from the epithelium associated with plucked hairs from various body sites, following culture in vitro.

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Correspondence to J. Wells.

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Wells, J., Charles, M.W. & Warner, T.T. Chromosomes from the epithelium of plucked human telogen hairs. Hum Genet 63, 315–316 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00274752

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Keywords

  • Internal Medicine
  • Metabolic Disease
  • Body Site
  • Chromosome Preparation
  • Telogen Hair