NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms contains technical definitions for more than 200 terms related to genetics. These definitions were developed by the PDQ® Cancer Genetics Editorial Board to support the evidence-based, peer-reviewed PDQ cancer genetics information summaries.

multiplex genomic test
(MUL-tee-plex jeh-NOH-mik test)
A method for detecting multiple genetic alterations (i.e., gene mutations or single nucleotide polymorphisms in a single gene or across the genome) simultaneously.