Cytogenetic Nomenclature: Changes in the ISCN 2013 Compared to the 2009 Edition

The latest edition of the International System for Human Cytogenetic Nomenclature, ISCN 2013, has recently been published following a thorough revision of the 2009 issue and the incorporation of suggestions from the community by the current standing committee. This review will highlight the multiple nomenclature changes in the respective chapters of the 2013 version compared to the previous version of the ISCN published in 2009. These highlights are meant as a guide for the cytogeneticist to assist in the transition in the use of this updated nomenclature for describing cytogenetic and molecular cytogenetic findings in both clinical and research reports.

Authors: A. Simons, L.G. Shaffer, R.J. Hastings.

doi: 10.1159/000353118.