16 August 2021 (Monday) - Chromosomes

A case study on CML from the nice people at Lablogatory. I was particularly intrigued by the lab reports on chromosomal abnormalities. This is a field which has brown beyond recognition. When I was a lad I can remember we would send blood samples to a chap in a hospital lab not that far from home (which has long since been bulldozed).
This fellow would culture the cells, take photos, cut them up and look for the Philadelphia chromosome.
He was no cytogeneticist; his expertise came from having been photographing orchid chromosomes as a hobby (for a reason that eludes me at the moment).

How times have changed.

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