Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Biostatistics
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Elston, R. C. 2005. Gene. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 3.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
A commonly accepted definition of a gene is a combination of segments of DNA that together code for a functional unit; but the word is used with other meanings, better differentiated as “locus” and “allele”, depending on the nationality, age, and specific genetic discipline of the writer.