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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Estudio de asociación de genoma completo

Whole genome association study (hole JEE-nome uh-SOH-see-AY-shun STUH-dee)
A study that compares the complete DNA of people with a disease or condition to the DNA of people without the disease or condition. These studies find the genes involved in a disease, and may help prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease. Also called genome-wide association study, GWAS, and WGA study.

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