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NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms


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  • recurrence risk  listen  (ree-KER-ents risk)
    In genetics, the likelihood that a hereditary trait or disorder present in one family member will occur again in other family members. This is distinguished from recurrence risk for cancer, which is the chance that a cancer that has been treated will recur.

  • risk assessment  listen  (… uh-SES-ment)
    The quantitative or qualitative assessment of an individual’s risk of carrying a certain gene mutation, or developing a particular disorder, or of having a child with a certain disorder; sometimes done by using mathematical or statistical models incorporating such factors as personal health history, family medical history and ethnic background.


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