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updated: June 24, 2024


A cytogeneticist is a geneticist who specializes in the study of chromosomes and the structure and function of the cell.


A cytogeneticist describes an individual who can take cells from a person and use their microscope to produce a karyotype - essentially all the chromosomes from an individual are lined up in a picture. In using this technique you can detect whether or not the chromosomes are normal or abnormal.