Gene product

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A gene product is the biochemical material, either RNA or protein, resulting from expression of a gene. A measurement of the amount of gene product is sometimes used to infer how active a gene is. Abnormal amounts of gene product can be correlated with disease-causing alleles, such as the overactivity of oncogenes which can cause cancer.[1][2]

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  2. ^ Croce CM (January 2008). "Oncogenes and cancer". The New England journal of medicine 358 (5): 502–11. doi:10.1056/NEJMra072367. PMID 18234754.