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Penetrance

Definition
noun
(genetics) The frequency or rate of occurrence, typically in percentage, of a particular trait or condition (e.g. disease) expressed among individuals carrying the same deleterious (or disease-causing) gene.
Supplement
Genetic penetrance describes the likelihood that a particular gene will be expressed and result in a disease.
Penetrance may be:

‘’Compare:’’ expressitivity


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