Genetic polymorphism refers to the occurrence of two or more genetically determined phenotypes in a certain population. Polymorphism promotes diversity and persists over many generations because no single form has an overall advantage or disadvantage over the others in terms of natural selection. The uses of genetic polymorphisms are almost endless. Genetic polymorphisms in antipsychotic medication receptor targets have been associated with different clinical responses. Genetic polymorphisms are different forms of a DNA sequence. Poly means many, and morph means form. Polymorphisms are a type of genetic diversity within a populations gene pool. They can be used to locate genes such as those causing a disease, and they can help match two samples of DNA to determine if they come from the same source.
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