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Rusty hogwild2 at dal.cleaf.com
Fri Apr 11 21:58:17 EST 1997


This probably doesn't belong in this group, but I didn't know where
else to go and I need to share your knowledge, so here it is.... 

My wife recently had an amniocentesis performed due to being over
35 yo.  The genetic test came back with a paricentric inversion of 
chromosome 3 at the p24 (short) and q27 (long).  I understand the 
paricentric inversion, and I know what markers are, however:

1) I am having trouble finding anything on q27.  Is there another name
   for this marker?  

2) There are several p24 markers listed, is the 3p24 the one I need to
   concentrate on?  

3) I have visited the GDB site and several others but they are pretty
   hard on a genetics rookie like myself.  Are there any others that
   might help? 

4) What are the "short" and "long" referring to?  The length of the pieces
   from the centromere? 

Thanks sincerely for any help, we are concerned how this might affect the
health of our baby.  Please reply by post or email.

Thanks again,

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