Medical Definition of Restriction fragment length polymorphism

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Reviewed on 9/7/2018

Restriction fragment length polymorphism: A difference in DNA between people that can be recognized by the use of a restriction enzyme. Referred to as an RFLP.

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Reviewed on 9/7/2018