Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Association Study

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_304

Synonyms

Allele Dosage Study

Definition

Also known as an allele dosage study, this involves comparing the frequencies of alleles of genes or DNA markers between different phenotypic groups (e.g. those with a disease versus those without). If allele frequencies differ between the groups, the gene examined (or one very nearby) is implicated in the trait in question.

 Alleles

 Opioid Analgesia, Strain Differences

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