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(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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Smoking and the presence of the genetic allele for apolipoprotein e4 act synergistically to raise LDL cholesterol levels in women, Dr.
5 These diagnostic advances range from genetic susceptibility analysis of interleukin-1 (IL-1) genetic alleles to the analysis of oral pathogens identified via lectin staining for caries risk assessment.
7 by representing population proportions in terms of genetic alleles.
More than 40 genetic alleles have been identified for this enzyme based on the functional activity of the protein that they code for.
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.
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