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Definition

Something in genetics that does not represent the true biological material or function but results from a technical, often artificial, process.

Use in clinical context

Artefacts can lead to misleading results from sequencing. To avoid giving patients incorrect results during data analysis and validation, any data that could be an artefact from the sequencing process is thoroughly investigated.

Related terms

Bioinformatician | Sequencing

Last updated on 31st May, 2019