DIY Genetic Tests: A Product of Fact or Fallacy?

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    SNPs are single base pair changes within a DNA sequence.

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    Also known as “genes of interest.”

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    A phenotype refers to the expression of a characteristic, such as hair colour.

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    Receptor: a membrane protein which accepts a molecule to initiate a response.


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Pandos, O.C. DIY Genetic Tests: A Product of Fact or Fallacy?. Bioethical Inquiry 17, 319–324 (2020).

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