genome-wide association study

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

A study that compares DNA markers across the genome (the complete genetic material in a person) in people with a disease or trait to people without the disease or trait. These studies may uncover clues to help prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Also called GWAS.

A genome-wide association study (GWAS) is a way for scientists to identify inherited genetic variants associated with risk of disease or a particular trait. This method surveys the entire genome for genetic polymorphisms, typically single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (pronounced “snips”), that occur more frequently in cases (people with the disease or trait being assessed) than in controls (people without the disease or trait). Also called GWAS.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "genome-wide association study"

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

Estudio que compara los marcadores de ADN en todo el genoma (material genético completo de una persona) de las personas con una enfermedad o rasgos de enfermedad, con las personas sin esta enfermedad o rasgos. Estos estudios pueden descubrir la clave para prevenir, diagnosticar y tratar una enfermedad. También se llama GWAS.

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