Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

Allele

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Allele
One of several alternative forms of a gene that occur at a given locus on a chromosome. Most often there are two paired copies of a gene on homologous chromosomes. For each of your gene you get one copy (allele) from each parent. They may be nearly identical in DNA sequence or have slight variations (i.e. mutations).
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