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date: 27 February 2021

Copy Number Variants (CNV) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Epidemiology
Author(s):

Miquel Porta

Variation in the number of copies of a particular gene from one individual to another. They comprise insertions, deletions, and duplications of segments of DNA. CNV account for a significant proportion of the genetic variation between individuals, but the extent to which they contribute to human disease is not yet known.... ...

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