genetic marker

(jeh-NEH-tik MAR-ker)

Alteration in DNA that may indicate an increased risk of developing a specific disease or disorder.

An identifiable segment of DNA (e.g., Single Nucleotide Polymorphism [SNP], Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism [RFLP], Variable Number of Tandem Repeats [VNTR], microsatellite) with enough variation between individuals that its inheritance and co-inheritance with alleles of a given gene can be traced; used in linkage analysis.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "genetic marker"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "marcador genético"

Alteración del ADN que puede indicar un aumento del riesgo de padecer de una enfermedad o trastorno específico.

Genetic MarkerMarcador genético