from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A gene or DNA sequence having a known location on a chromosome and associated with a particular gene or trait. Genetic markers associated with certain diseases can be detected in the blood and used to determine whether an individual is at risk for developing a disease.
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- n. a specific gene that produces a recognizable trait and can be used in family or population studies
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