Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Association Study

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


Allele Dosage Study


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.


 Opioid Analgesia, Strain Differences

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