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Introduction: Penetrance

Description of Penetrance

Penetrance: A characteristic of a genotype; it refers to the likelihood that a clinical condition will occur when a particular genotype is present.
Source: National Institute of Health

Penetrance: The percent frequency with which a dominant or homozygous recessive gene or gene combination manifests itself in the phenotype of the carriers. (From Glossary of Genetics, 5th ed).
Source: MeSH 2007

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