allele

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Synonyms for allele

(genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character

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The tests are being designed for use in detecting the presence of key genetic alleles in individual patients being considered for treatment with drugs that have been linked to the development of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and TENS.
The patents cover methods to detect the presence of key genetic alleles in individual patients being considered for treatment with drugs that have been linked to the development of adverse drug reactions including Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.
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