genomic imprinting

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genomic imprinting

[jə¦nō·mik im‚print·iŋ]
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report that this discrimination, called genetic imprinting (SN: 5/2089, p.
Studies have shown that trap-and-haul fish have lower rates of genetic imprinting, important in finding spawning grounds, according to the letter.
Scientists don't know how much of the human genome is under the influence of genetic imprinting, says Nicholls, now at the University of Florida College of Medicine at Gainesville.
It also may clarify aspects of another mysterious phenomenon, known as genetic imprinting, in which identical genes behave differently depending upon the gender of the contributing parent (SN: 5/20/89, p.
These influences have their roots in the phenomenon of genetic imprinting.
Researchers became increasingly convinced that genetic imprinting accounts for a variety of unusual inheritance patterns (135: 312) and identified the first genetic disease clearly linked to the phenomenon (136: 324).
Moreover, geneticists examining the syndromes' molecular bases say Prader-Willi now appears to be the first concrete example in humans of a poorly understood genetic phenomenon called genetic imprinting, as well as the best evidence yet linking imprinting to human disease (SN: 5/20/89, p.