What is family?

Family are:

  • - 1. A group of individuals composed of parents and their offspring
  • - 2. In biologic classification, a category ranking above a genus and below an order.

CEPH f.’s In genetics, a reference group of 40 Caucasian families from whom cell
lines have been collected and distributed to researchers collaborating with the Centre d’Etrude du Polymorphism Humain for the mapping of the human genome.

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