n.— «The tools made by Santa Clara-based Affymetrix and San Diego-based Illumina identify markers that show which variant of a gene is present in an individual. These markers are called single nucleotide polymorphisms, or “snips.”» —“Genetic links to heart and eye disease identified: study” by John Lauerman China Post (Taiwan) July 20, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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