Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) announced today that they have entered into a cooperative research and development agreement to improve the speed and accuracy of detecting dicentric chromosome
aberrations for radiation dose assessment.
Rarely were spreads interpreted as exhibiting a translocation, acentric chromosome, or dicentric chromosome
observed a mean frequency of dicentric chromosomes
more than twice as high (0.
It has been known for many years that radiation exposure could cause single or double strand breaks in the chromosomes, leading to dicentric chromosomes
, translocations and more complex rearrangements (10), (11).