whole genome association study

(hole JEE-nome uh-SOH-see-AY-shun STUH-dee)

A study that compares the complete DNA of people with a disease or condition to the DNA of people without the disease or condition. These studies find the genes involved in a disease, and may help prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease. Also called genome-wide association study, GWAS, and WGA study.

Whole genome association (WGA) studies are a way for scientists to identify genes involved in human disease. This method searches the genome for small variations, called single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs (pronounced “snips”), that occur more frequently in people with a particular disease than in people without the disease. Also called genome-wide association study, GWAS, and WGA study.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "whole genome association study"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "estudio de asociación de genoma completo"

Estudio que compara el ADN completo de personas con una enfermedad o afección con el ADN de personas sin esa enfermedad o afección. Estos estudios encuentran los genes implicados en una enfermedad y pueden ayudar a prevenir, diagnosticar o tratar esa enfermedad. También se llama estudio de asociación de génoma completo, estudio WAG, y GWAS.

Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS)Estudio de asociación de genoma completo (GWAS)