Glossary of Genetic terms
(L through Z)

 leukemia library linkage locus LOD score
lymphocyte malformation mapping marker melanoma
Mendel, Johann Gregor Mendelian inheritance messenger RNA (mRNA) metaphase microarray technology
microsatellite mitochondrial DNA monosomy mouse model multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 1 (MEN1)
mutation neurofibromatosis Niemann-Pick disease, type C (NPC) non-coding DNA non-directiveness
nonsense mutation Northern blot nucleotide nucleus oligo
oncogene oncovirus p53 Parkinson's disease patent
pedigree peptide phenotype physical map polydactyly
polymerase chain reaction (PCR) polymorphism positional cloning primary immunodeficiency primer
probe promoter pronucleus prostate cancer protease
protein pseudogene recessive recombinant DNA repressor
restriction enzymes restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) retrovirus ribonucleic acid (RNA) ribosome
risk communication sequence-tagged site (STS) severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) sex chromosome sex-linked
shotgun sequencing sickle cell disease single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) somatic cells Southern blot
spectral karyotype (SKY) substitution suicide gene syndrome technology transfer
thymine transgenic translocation trisomy tumor suppressor gene
uracil vector Western blot Wolfram syndrom yeast artifical chromosome (YAC)

The meaning of these words can be found at
the National Human Genome Research Institute website