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genetic marker

[jə¦ned·ik ′märk·ər]
(genetics)
A gene whose phenotypic expression is easily discerned and thereby can be used to identify an individual or a cell that carries it, or as a probe to mark a nucleus, chromosome, or locus.
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All these women had strong family history of cancer, but only half in their study had known genetic markers of ovarian cancer risk, BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations.
Because of the density of genetic markers positioned along the chromosomes of both organisms, the comparative map of the mouse and human genomes is the most well developed of all species.
Mature red blood cells have no DNA-containing nuclei, making it impossible for the investigators to detect the genetic marker used to label the neural stem cells and their progeny.
The scientists focused on two genetic markers on the Y chromosome.
Celera Genomics (NYSE:CRA), an Applera Corporation business, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University and Brigham Young University, today announced a publication describing two novel genetic markers associated with an increased risk for myocardial infarction (MI), or heart attack.
FDA clears test for genetic markers for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The DNA sequence of more than 6,000 people was studied to identify genetic markers linked to hair features, such as greying and balding.
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Washington, August 17 (ANI): Researchers in Seattle and Sweden have identified five inherited genetic markers associated with aggressive, lethal prostate cancer.
This agreement includes certain patents covering genetic markers for ARCA's lead drug candidate, Gencaro (bucindolol hydrochloride), which is being developed for the treatment of chronic heart failure.
The experimental tests, or genetic markers, use technology known as Genome Wide Association Studies.