complementary gene


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complementary gene

either member of two or more nonallelic gene pairs that interact to produce an effect not expressed in the absence of any of the pairs. Also called reciprocal gene.
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The mutation distribution in the complementary gene was roughly the same as that observed in unrelated healthy individuals, indicating that there is no association of alleles containing CYP2D6 gene duplications with a determined mutation in the complementary chromosome.
Onco genes make cells divide uncontrollably, which causes cancer, and the biggest efforts in gene therapy are targeted around developing complementary genes to "knock out" oncos.
The product combines highly sensitive gene detection capabilities with easy integration to Applied Biosystems industry-leading, complementary gene expression products, such as its TaqMan(R) Gene Expression Assays, TaqMan(R) Low Density Array, Celera Discovery System(TM) (CDS), and real-time PCR systems.
Using its core developmental biology approach and an array of genomics technologies, Progenitor has identified several potential therapeutic targets, and intends to accelerate its discovery of potential targets by accessing complementary gene discovery and characterization technologies.
Myriad Genetics uses two powerful and complementary gene discovery approaches; positional cloning -- a proven, successful method of disease gene discovery, and ProNet(TM) -- the Company's database of proteins, their interacting partners and their biochemical pathways.
The combined resources of Theragen and GenVec would create a `critical mass' of scientific and business acumen that can fully exploit the commercial and medical opportunities of our complementary gene therapy technologies," Cleary added.

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