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Contiguous gene syndrome


  • contiguous gene deletion syndrome


A syndrome caused by a microdeletion that spans two or more genes tandemly positioned along a chromosome. Microdeletion is often too small to be visualized using conventional cytogenetic techniques; detection often requires fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH).

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

Published: February 1, 2016