Genetic penetrance

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(genetics) The frequency or rate of occurrence, typically in percentage, of a particular trait or condition (e.g. disease) expressed among individuals carrying the same deleterious (or disease-causing) gene.


Genetic penetrance describes the likelihood that a particular gene will be expressed and result in a disease.

It may be:

‘’Compare:’’ expressitivity