– The muscular pear-shaped organ (in humans, located in the lower part of a woman’s abdomen) in which the fetus develops.
– Composed of or having to do with blood vessels.
– See Whole genome amplification
Whole-genome amplification (WGA)
– A technique that allows production of enough DNA from a single cell to do multiple genetic analyses; involves nonspecific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of an entire genome, providing templates for later PCR to produce more copies of the genome.
– One of the two sex chromosomes, the other being the Y chromosome. Females have two X chromosomes, and males have one X chromosome and one Y chromosome.
– Normal inactivation of one of the two X chromosomes in females.
– The chromosome that determines male gender.
– The one-cell embryo formed by the union of sperm and egg at fertilization.
1. US Department of Health and Human Services/ National Institutes of Health. Stem Cells: Scientific Progress and Future Research Directions. 2001. Online at: http://www.nih.gov/news/stemcell/scireport.htm.
2. National Bioethics Advisory Commission. Cloning Human Beings, Volume I: Report and Recommendations of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission. Rockville, MD. 1997. Online at: http://bioethics.gov/pubs/cloning1/cloning.pdf.