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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Logarithm of the odd score
A statistical estimate of whether two genetic loci are physically near enough to each other (or "linked") on a particular chromosome that they are likely to be inherited together. A LOD score of three or more is generally considered statistically significant evidence of linkage. Also called LOD score.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.