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carrier

n. in general, any person or business which transports property or people by any means of conveyance (truck, auto, taxi, bus, airplane, railroad, ship), almost always for a charge. The carrier is the transportation system and not the owner or operator of the system. There are two types of carriers: common carrier (in the regular business or a public utility of transportation) and a private carrier (a party not in the business, but agrees to make a delivery or carry a passenger in a specific instance). Regular transportation systems are regulated by states and by the Interstate Commerce Commission if they cross state lines. (See: common carrier, private carrier)

carrier

noun conveyor, dispatcher, express shipper, ferrier, shipper, steamship company, transferor, transport company
Associated concepts: air carriers, baggage, carrier by air, carrier engaged in interstate commerce, carrier for hire, carrier of goods, carrier of passengers, carrier's lien, common carriers, forwarding carriers, initial carriers, motor vehicle carrier, operrting carriers, private carriers, public carriers, railroad carriers
See also: bearer

carrier

see COMMON CARRIER, CARRIAGE BY ROAD.
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A strategy for carrier detection in Pakistani haemophilia B families.
In the present study, we demonstrated that targeted deep sequencing makes feasible not only genetic diagnosis of a DMD patient but also carrier detection and noninvasive prenatal diagnosis.
Premarital screening of college students for carrier detection in thalassemia and sickle cell disease: need of the hour.
Conclusion: Carrier detection and PND by STR based linkage analysis is technically feasible in Pakistani families with DMD.
In Hemophilia B, carrier detection is also complicated for this reason and the molecular heterogeneity (Chistolini et al.
The parents mentioned the following reasons for not getting carrier status of their relatives tested: (i) relatives did not seriously take information on their increased risk of being carriers and having a thalassaemic child; (ii) relatives had desired no more children, and all of them had normal children; and (iii) there were no facilities for carrier detection in the towns where they were living or in the nearby towns.
Two examples of conditions in which carrier detection is currently available are CF and fragile X syndrome.
together with a 2C9 Genotyping Test for drug metabolism and a Cystic Fibrosis carrier detection test which are both available for research use purposes only.
He said the only solution is public awareness through media, emphasizing that it is a preventable disease by carrier detection and avoiding marriages among them.
Currently, diagnosis for ASAuria is based on electrospray tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-MS/MS) of dried blood spots (DBS) (3); however, although it is rapid and specific, this method is not suitable for prenatal diagnosis and carrier detection.
These products are now being marketed in the US together with a 2C9 Genotyping Test for drug metabolism and a Cystic Fibrosis carrier detection test which are both available for research use purposes only.