Identification of Y and X chromosomes in amniotic fluid cells

Alain Rook, Lillian Y. Hsu, Melvin Gertner, Kurt Hirschhorn

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Abstract

A FLUORESCENT staining technique has been described1-3 for identification of the Y chromosome in cells from various sources. The use of this technique to detect Y chromosomes in the amniotic fluid cells, in conjunction with a search for sex chromatin bodies in these cells, might provide a rapid and accurate means of prenatal sex determination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53
Number of pages1
JournalNature
Volume230
Issue number5288
DOIs
StatePublished - 1971

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