What is “deep phenotyping”?

July 2, 2018 at 10:17 am  | 

Deep phenotyping is the study of the full range of possibilities for a trait. This includes any changes in symptoms and health, and how they are impacted by lifestyle habits or environmental factors.

What is a “trait”? A trait is a defining, particular aspect of a person. A trait can be defined from many perspectives, ranging from molecular characteristics to physiology to behavior. In the context of medical research, this means “traits” are things like: results from a blood test, response to a medication, recovery time, frequency or severity of symptoms, mood, and many others.

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