Definitions for "Genetic Markers"
Keywords:  disrupted, lie, harmless, markers, dna
Alterations in DNA that may indicate an increased risk of developing a specific disease or disorder.
Variations in DNA which lie close to the site of a disrupted gene. These markers may be used for tracking a condition in a family.
Segments of DNA with an identifiable physical location on a chromosome and whose inheritance can be followed. Markers are used to discover associations between genetic mutations and diseases.
a usually dominant gene or trait that serves especially to identify genes or traits, including diseases such as cancer, linked with it.
detectable physical or molecular characteristics that differ among individuals and that are passed from one generation to the next.(Mapping and Sequencing 2000)