Medical Definition of Genomic imprinting

1. Parent specific expression or repression of genes or chromosomes in offspring. There are an increasing number of recognised chromosomal imprinting events in pathological conditions: for example preferential transmission of paternal or maternal predisposition to diabetes or atopy, preferential retention of paternal alleles in rhabdomyosarcoma, osteosarcoma, retinoblastoma and Wilm's tumour, preferential translocation to the paternal chromosome 9 of a portion of maternal chromosome 22 to form the Philadelphia chromosome of chronic myeloid leukaemia. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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