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What does SNP stand for?

SNP stands for Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism

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Now researchers have investigated how the most common type of these genetic variations -- a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) -- could be related to developing prostate cancer and the functioning of the MSMB gene.
The manuscript entitled, "Apolipoprotein E-promoter single-nucleotide polymorphisms affect the phenotype of primary open-angle glaucoma and demonstrate interaction with the myocilin gene," was based on a retrospective study involving 191 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG).
Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Disease Susceptibility Exploit and expand upon the resources developed in the Environmental Genome Project, launching investigations of disease susceptibility resulting from environmental exposures.
Paulson says, "Because the human genome is full of polymorphisms, including countless single-nucleotide polymorphisms, it is conceivable that some of these might be associated with diseases, or traits, that allow them to be the 'hook' by which selective targeting [of a gene] can occur.