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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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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
Gene influences ability to quit smoking 7 December 2015 News
Genetic findings confirm vitamin D–MS link 1 September 2015 News
Ancestral humans had more DNA 17 August 2015 News
Epigenetic variation predicts post-natal depression 3 August 2015 News
Strong genetic link found for depression 20 July 2015 News
First IVF baby born after new technique to eliminate genetic disease 13 April 2015 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...