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hybridize

(hī′brĭ-dīz′)
v. hybrid·ized, hybrid·izing, hybrid·izes
v.intr.
1. To produce hybrids; crossbreed.
2. To form base pairs between complementary regions of two strands of DNA that were not originally paired.
v.tr.
To cause to produce a hybrid; crossbreed.

hy′brid·i·za′tion (-brĭ-dĭ-zā′shən) n.
hy′brid·iz′er n.
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Two sources of DNA-the patient's BRCA1 and a normal, reference copy of the gene-are labeled with fluorescent markers of different colors; investigators then hybridize both genes to the DNA chip at the same time.
Much like samples of DNA, messenger RNA can be made to hybridize to the DNA sequences that spawn it.