Chromosome 1p36 deletion syndrome

Causes

What is the difference between a terminal chromosome 1p36 microdeletion and an interstitial chromosome 1p36 deletion?

Chromosome 1p36 deletion occurs when a piece of genetic material is missing or deleted. In this disorder, the missing piece is on chromosome number 1. There is a difference between a terminal and interstitial chromosome 1p36 microdeletion. Terminal means end. This type of deletion goes all the way to one end of the chromosome. An interstitial deletion does not affect the end of the chromosome. It affects the inner part of the chromosome. Genetic counselors in the United States can be found on the National Society of Genetic Counselors website. Genetic counselors in Canada can be found at the Canadian Association of Genetic Counselors website.

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