This publication extends the now classic system of human cytogenetic nomenclature
prepared by an expert committee and published in collaboration with ‘Cytogenetic
and Genome Research’ since 1963. Revised and finalized by the ISCN Committee
and its advisors at a meeting in Seattle, Wash., in April 2012, the ISCN 2013
updates, revises and incorporates all previous human cytogenetic nomenclature
recommendations into one systematically organized publication that supersedes
all previous ISCN recommendations.
There are several new features in ISCN 2013:
an update of the microarray nomenclature, many more illustrative examples
of uses of nomenclature in all sections
some definitions including chromothripsis and duplication
a new chapter for nomenclature that can be used for any region-specific assay.
The ISCN 2013 is an indispensable reference volume for human cytogeneticists,
technicians and students for the interpretation and communication of human cytogenetic
An International System for Human Cytogenetic Nomenclature (2013)
Recommendations of the International Standing Committee on Human Cytogenetic Nomenclature
Published in collaboration with 'Cytogenetic and Genome Research'
Plus fold-out: 'The Normal Human Karyotype G- and R-bands'