Encyclopedia of Cancer

2011 Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Single Nucleotide Polymorphism

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16483-5_5316

Definition

Refers to SNP; single nucleotide changes (A, T, C, or G) in the genome sequence. Such changes can sometimes modify the function of a protein and an understanding of these changes can enhance our understanding and treatment of disease.

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