Amplification

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Medical Definition of Amplification

Amplification: An event that produces multiple copies of a gene or of any sequence of DNA. Gene amplification plays a role in cancer. Amplification can occur in vivo (in the living individual) or in vitro (in the laboratory).


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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