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(as'ser-tān'ment),
In epidemiologic and genetic research, the method by which a person, pedigree, or cluster is brought to the attention of an investigator; ascertainment has a bearing on the interpretation of segregation ratios, concordance rates, linkage analysis, and other probability features.

ascertainment

/as·cer·tain·ment/ (ă″ser-tān´ment) in genetics, the method by which persons with a trait are selected or discovered by an investigator.
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CJP remarked there should be investigation to ascertain the reasons behind the deaths of children.
The chairman NAB directed the concerned officers of NAB to avoid hurdles in the smooth workings of NGO and INGOs in order to ascertain that whether NGOs are working in accordance with law or Not and there funds are audited and utilised transparently and on merit as per law.
Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba said the SI to shift 30% of bulk cargo from road to rail has been drafted and the ministry had asked the BRRA to ascertain its regulatory effect on business.
Speaking at an event to mark the decoration of the Christmas Tree for the Missing Persons in central Nicosia, Photiou said the tree is adorned with pictures of those missing and symbolises Turkey's responsibilities, the continued drama that the relatives of the missing are going through and an unfulfilled duty to ascertain the fate of all missing since the 1974 Turkish invasion.
Hawig po sa composite sketch na binigay ng eyewitness kung totoo na siya 'yung nag-iwan ng IED (He looks like the man in the composite sketch derived from the eyewitness, (but we still have to) ascertain if he was the one who left the IED),' he said.
A DAY after a senior official of the Indian Oil Corporation ( IOC) was arrested in Rajasthan for being an alleged sympathiser of the terror outfit ISIS, his hometown Kalburgi ( Gulbarga), has come under the scanner with the Karnataka police trying to ascertain whether he motivated any local youths to join the organisation.
We are scanning the footage of CCTV installed at nearby areas to ascertain the sequence of event.
Summary: After failing to ascertain much from the footage secured from the CCTV cameras at the Hyderabad twin blasts site, the Indian security agencies have been contemplating seeking help from the United States, sources said.
The boy went for a scan to ascertain any internal injuries and the doctors will inform us on their findings and after that we must be able to find a way forward.
Seed, Council of Beings is used to ascertain participants' understanding of their sense of place within the environment.
Chairman, Pakistan Chemicals and Dyes Merchants Association (PCDMA), Muhammad Haroon Agar has said that a 24 member Chinese delegation will visit Pakistan from January 20 ascertain possibility of setting up industrial base for raw-materials in the country.
Wednesday that international organizations exert effort to ascertain the fate