penetrance


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pen·e·trance

 (pĕn′ĭ-trəns)
n.
The frequency, under given environmental conditions, with which a specific phenotype is expressed by those individuals with a specific genotype.

penetrance

(ˈpɛnɪtrəns)
n
(Genetics) genetics the percentage frequency with which a gene exhibits its effect
[C20: from penetr(ant) + -ance, on the model of German penetranz]

pen•e•trance

(ˈpɛn ɪ trəns)

n.
the frequency, expressed as a percentage, with which a particular gene produces its effect in a group of organisms. Compare expressivity (def. 2).
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Schiestl (2013) Intestinal bacteria modify lymphoma penetrance in genetically susceptible mice via inflammation-mediated systemic host oxidative stress and leucocyte genotoxicity-Cancer Research 73(14):4222-4232 July 15, 2013 PMCID: PMC3718495; Katrin Hacke, Akos Szakmary, Andrew R.
incomplete penetrance and variable expressivity) can arise in genetically identical individuals.
NPS exhibits full genetic penetrance but an unpredictable degree of expression, even within families (1, 6).
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Although single gene effects are the basis of genetic diseases, partial penetrance is the rule in common clinical care.
This assay may also be technically ideal for population-based newborn or early childhood screening of FXS, although the ethical issue of incomplete penetrance of FXS in FM females remains to be resolved.
Individual manifestations vary with genetic prevalence and penetrance.
Gene-environment interactions play a crucial role in cancer development especially when low penetrance genes, such as in case of genetic polymorphisms, are the major players.
He said stone disease tends to run in families through a mechanism of partial penetrance due to a genetic defect.