genetic signature

genetic signature

A pattern of specific, detectable nucleic acids that identify a particular cell, tissue, disease, or malignancy.
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While Rumsfeid might have capitalized on the anthrax generated hysteria, it is highly unlikely that this is a Northwoods-style operation since no covert agency would use an anthrax strain with a genetic signature pointing back to an embarrassing U.
That genetic signature can increasingly be identified with sophisticated laboratory DNA testing.
As leukemia exists in four different types and 50 subtypes, each having a unique genetic signature and requiring different prognosis and treatment, diagnostic tests for leukemia are expensive and inaccurate, with around 50% of all patients misdiagnosed as per their exact subtype of the disease.
Coordinated by the University of Southampton, this unique collaborative project aims to allow doctors to rapidly determine the precise genetic signature of a patient s lymphoma and then find drugs tailor-made to target the genetic faults driving the cancer.
A type of bell-shaped pottery called Bell Beaker came to central Germany, for example, with ancient farmers carrying haplotype H, a genetic signature new to that region.
Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along - her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
The new test, which examines the genetic signature of the wound, has been shown to be 98% accurate in initial research.
In 2010, an article published in the journal Science claimed that research team had found a possible genetic signature of longevity.
Although additional clinical validation is required before the genetic signature is introduced into clinical practice, the findings are promising, said Dr.
Scientists determined the genetic signature that helps predict how patients will respond held true even after Rituxan was added to the standard chemotherapy, Stephen Kelsey, vice president for clinical hematology oncology at Genentech, said.
Ivins alone had access to the vial of anthrax spores whose genetic signature matched that of the anthrax that killed five people and sickened 17; he had been afflicted with serious mental illness; he was unable to explain his after-hours work at the lab; and just before the attacks he had sent e-mails warning that terrorists were in possession of anthrax.
Only 5% of those with a low risk genetic signature had a return of cancer.