genetic signature

genetic signature

A pattern of specific, detectable nucleic acids that identify a particular cell, tissue, disease, or malignancy.
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'It is not clear whether the new genetic signature shows the beginning of ACT resistance in Africa; more research is needed to zoom in on the parasite genes and look at their effects.
These first farmers, originally from Anatolia, brought with them a distinctive genetic signature.
"Further, the presence of Malassezia was linked to a common variation in a gene known to be important for immunity to fungi - a genetic signature more common in patients with Crohn's disease than the healthy population," Underhill said.
Just planting the seeds of a tree doesn't guarantee the genetic signature of the tree will be saved.
Development of a Prognostic Genetic Signature to Predict the Metastatic Risk Associated with Cutaneous Melanoma.
The research team in the Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, combined mathematical models and immunological insight to understand the genetic signature of HIV-infected cells.
Hap could have 12 percent of something not represented in the Wisdom Panel database (such as field-bred Australian Shepherds), but since this unique signature does not currently exist in the database, he was assigned to the breed with the closest matching genetic signature. I was told that updates will be made to Hap's report as new information is added to the database.
Just as a mechanic wants to know what the machinery inside the car reveals through an onboard computer, genetics can inform a pathologist of the inner workings of a tumor by providing its unique genetic signature.
In a new study, published online by Clinical Cancer Research, scientists from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found a genetic signature within prostate cancer cells that they say can predict which tumors are likely to metastasize.
"The results suggest that clinical trials now need to look at cancer patients who share the same genetic signature in their cancer.
The goal is to use the cat's genetic signature to help determine the disease's cause and novel therapies for treatment.
The goal is to profile the diversity of native species as well as define "a genetic signature" for autochthonous Saccharomyces to identify truly indigenous strains.