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SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism)

An SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) is a single chemical unit (base pair) variation in a stretch of DNA. Human DNA is estimated to vary only 1 in every 1000 base pairs between any two people.

Articles using this Glossary Item

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Genetic variant increases Alzheimer's and severe COVID-19 risk 11 October 2021 News
Newlywed's satisfaction may be linked to a genetic variant 1 March 2021 News
Event Review: The Genetics of Mental Health – Episode one 12 October 2020 Review
Junk DNA may affect cancer risk 9 December 2019 News
Podcast Review: The Dangers of DIY Genetic Testing (Science Weekly, The Guardian) 28 October 2019 Review
Study suggests 'gene drain' from Britain's industrial areas 28 October 2019 News
NHS 'genomic volunteers' won't be expected to pay for genome sequencing 29 July 2019 News
Experts speak out on direct-to-consumer genetic testing 22 July 2019 News
What can healthy individuals learn from getting their genomes sequenced? 1 July 2019 Comment
Genetic patterns linked to time in education discovered 30 July 2018 News
Twenty-seven genes that suppress cancer discovered 6 November 2017 News
Seventy-two new gene targets for breast cancer found 30 October 2017 News
Gene test could improve prediction of breast cancer risk 16 October 2017 News
Financial stress and circadian gene linked to migraine 11 September 2017 News
Genes for insomnia discovered 19 June 2017 News
Forty new genes linked to intelligence in humans 30 May 2017 News
Genetic test could predict age of Alzheimer's onset 27 March 2017 News
Two genes linked to higher chance of having twins 3 May 2016 News
First genetic link to grey hair found 7 March 2016 News
Genetically identical twins born with different eye and skin colour 28 February 2016 News
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Events using this Glossary Item

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Where To Next for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis? From Polar Body to Blastocyst: The Evolving Genome
16 May 2012 Bregenz Festival House, 1 Vienna Symphony Plaza, Bregenz 6900, Austria
The 11th International Conference of the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society...
Genetic Testing in the 21st Century: Should We Screen the Human Embryonic Genome before Implantation?
8 March 2011 1.15pm-1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
A presentation by Dr Joyce Harper to mark International Women's Day...