medical Definition of SNP
- Most SNPs occur in places in the genome that aren't used for making proteins—the so-called junk DNA. But the few SNPs that land squarely in a gene or in a regulatory region near a gene can alter characteristics influenced by that gene …
- —Christen Brownlee, Science News, 9 Apr. 2005
- The ultimate goal of the pharmaceutical industry is to find the SNPs involved with major diseases and use them to find specific molecular targets for drugs.
- —Tim Friend, USA Today, 20 Oct. 1999
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