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Genetics Home Reference

is in compliance with the HONcode

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10 Years

Certificate validity: 03 Jan 2017 - Jan 2018

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Date of initial review:

11 Jan 2007

Certificate validity:

03 Jan 2017 - Jan 2018

Date of last visit:

03 Jan 2017
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Former Staff and Key Contributors: May Cheh, M.S.; Sandra Davenport, M.D.; Cathy M. Fomous, Ph.D.; Jane Fun; Rob Logan, Ph.D.; Alexa T. McCray, Ph.D.; Joyce A. Mitchell, Ph.D.; Diane M. Mucci, Ph.D.; Michelle Snyder, M.S., C.G.C.

Experts in genetics perform a comprehensive review of condition, gene, and chromosome summaries, as well as sections of Help Me Understand Genetics, before they are posted to Genetics Home Reference and with each substantial revision thereafter.
We also engage patient support and advocacy groups to provide feedback on the website's content.

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The resources on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Users with questions about a personal health condition should consult with a qualified healthcare professional.

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The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

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Brunelli M, Fiorentino M, Gobbo S, Sperandio N, Cheng L, Cossu-Rocca P, Segala D, Eble JN, Delahunt B, Novara G, Ficarra V, Martignoni G. Many facets of chromosome 3p cytogenetic findings in clear cell renal carcinoma: the need for agreement in assessment FISH analysis to avoid diagnostic errors. Histol Histopathol. 2011 Sep;26(9):1207-13. Review. Citation on PubMed
Ensembl Human Map View: Chromosome 3
Goobie S, Knijnenburg J, Fitzpatrick D, Sharkey FH, Lionel AC, Marshall CR, Azam T, Shago M, Chong K, Mendoza-Londono R, den Hollander NS, Ruivenkamp C, Maher E, Tanke HJ, Szuhai K, Wintle RF, Scherer SW. Molecular and clinical characterization of de novo and familial cases with microduplication 3q29: guidelines for copy number variation case reporting. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2008;123(1-4):65-78. doi: 10.1159/000184693. Epub 2009 Mar 11. Citation on PubMed or Free article on PubMed Central

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Published: December 6, 2016

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“Genetics Home Reference is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”

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