Medical Definition of Gene duplication

1. A class of DNA rearrangement that generates a supernumerary copy of a gene in the genome. This would allow each gene to evolve independently to produce distinct functions. Such a set of evolutionarily related genes can be called a gene family. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gene Duplication

gene amplification
gene bank
gene cassette
gene chip
gene cloning
gene cluster
gene conversion
gene deletion
gene delivery vector
gene disorder
gene disruption
gene divergence
gene dosage
gene dosage compensation
gene dosage effect
gene duplication (current term)
gene expression
gene expression regulation
gene expressions
gene families
gene family
gene flow
gene frequency
gene fusion
gene insertion
gene isolation
gene library
gene linkage
gene machine
gene mapping

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