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Methylation analysis

Definition(s)

Testing that evaluates the methylation status of genes (attachment of methyl groups to DNA at cytosine bases) and is used to diagnose conditions in which these patterns may influence the presence or absence of disease

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

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: September 15, 2014