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Am J Med Genet A. 2016 Jun;170(6):1564-5. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.37635. Epub 2016 Mar 26.

James L. German, a pioneer in early human genetic research turned 90.

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Institut für Humangenetik, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Essen, Germany.

Abstract

In the early 1960s, J. German established the non-synchronous human DNA replication pattern in metaphases of cultured lymphocytes and fibroblasts. This could be used to distinguish several chromosomes of similar morphology. From 1965 on over the next 30 years, he and his coworkers systematically studied Bloom's syndrome in depth, cumulating in the identification in 1995 of the BLM gene as encoding a DNA helicase.

KEYWORDS:

Bloom's syndrome; growth retardation; human chromosomes

PMID:
27016306
DOI:
10.1002/ajmg.a.37635
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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