genetic association


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ge·net·ic as·so·ci·a·tion

the occurrence together in a population, more often than can be readily explained by chance, of two or more traits of which at least one is known to be genetic.

genetic association

a condition in which specific genotypes are associated with other factors, such as specific diseases.

ge·net·ic as·so·ci·a·tion

(jĕ-net'ik ă-sō'sē-ā'shŭn)
The occurrence together in a population, more often than can be readily explained by chance, of two or more traits of which at least one is known to be genetic.

genetic association

Evidence that a particular gene is responsible, or partly responsible, for a disease.
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Genetic association of the R620W polymorphism of protein tyrosine phosphatase PTPN22 with human SLE.
This new pathway controls thermogenesis in the more abundant white fat stores instead, and its genetic association with obesity indicates it affects global energy balance in humans.
We also conducted a genetic association analysis to estimate regression coefficients in testing associations of SNPs with body weights.
If a study of so many people can find only marginal genetic associations, smaller studies claiming to have uncovered genes strongly linked to political views or other social values are probably nonsense, she says.
However, much more research is needed to understand the biology underlying these genetic associations with GABRA2.
This is the first ever case-control based genetic association study to investigate the association of the non-synonymous SNP rs1052133 [Ser326Cys] located in the exonic region of the hOGG1 gene with the risk of SCCHN in the north Indian population and also interestingly the first one to report a protective association of the mutant (G) allele for SCCHN in this subgroup.
Golden Helix is a leading bioinformatics organization, specializing in SNP and copy number analysis, genetic association software, and analytic services.
On the other hand, there may be more than one gene in the region or the genetic association may be due to some other genetic feature, such as a micro-RNA or a regulatory element that is acting at a distance.
org) was presented which provides a systematic summary of over 800 MS genetic association studies, and should help substantially in the interpretation of a complex field.