somatic cell genetics

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so·mat·ic cell ge·net·ics

the study of the structure, organization, and function of a genome by the techniques of cell hybridization.
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Although Ventana's somatic cell genetic approach is designed to be compatible with small molecule drug discovery, it can also be adapted to identify therapeutic proteins and DNA sequences tailor made for gene therapy.
Marshal Nirenberg and became first Chief of the Section of Somatic Cell Genetics, and then Chief of first the NCI-VA and then NCI-Navy Medical Oncology Branches at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).