single nucleotide polymorphism

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single nucleotide polymorphism

[¦siŋ·gəl ¦nü·klē·ə‚tīd ‚päl·ē′mȯr·fiz·əm]
(genetics)
A single base-pair difference between two copies of a deoxyribonucleic acid sequence from two individuals. Abbreviated SNP.
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Specifically, this genetics based obesity test (Patent Pending) is designed to measure single-nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs (pronounced "snips"), which are small variations in DNA.
The nutrigenomics approach resembles pharmacogenomics, which looks at the relationship between single-nucleotide polymorphisms in genes and patients' responses to drugs to personalize medicine.
Specifically, this new OS gene test (Patent Pending) is designed to measure single-nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPSs (pronounced "snips"), which are small variations in DNA.

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