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Clone

Definition(s)

An identical copy of a DNA sequence or entire gene; one or more cells derived from and identical to a single ancestor cell; to isolate a gene or specific sequence of DNA

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

An exact copy made of biological material such as a DNA segment (e.g., a gene or other region), a whole cell, or a complete organism.

Definition from: Human Genome Project InformationThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the U.S. Department of Energy

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: May 4, 2015