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Human chromosome 8.
  1. S Wood
  1. Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.


    The role of human chromosome 8 in genetic disease together with the current status of the genetic linkage map for this chromosome is reviewed. Both hereditary genetic disease attributed to mutant alleles at gene loci on chromosome 8 and neoplastic disease owing to somatic mutation, particularly chromosomal translocations, are discussed.

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