En esta lección vamos a discutir las diferentes formas en que la estructura de un cromosoma puede cambiar y los efectos que puede tener.
Looking at the number of chromosomes and their characteristics under a microscope, this is a critical tool in assessing genetic disorders in a developing embryo.
Sequences of nucleotides are repeated multiple times, they haven’t been linked to disorders, but have been linked to cancers.
A chromosome abnormality that occurs when nonhomologous parts rearrange and fuse together.
A genetic disorder caused by the deletion of a section of the 5th chromosome; cri-du-chat is French for “cry of the cat”. Cri-du-chat causes physical and cognitive abnormalities.
When part of a chromosome is deleted; sometimes it may not have any effect while other times it does.