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I'm designing an in vivo delivery vector for therapeutic transgenes. I have two different potential versions of the transgenes. If they were innate, they'd be referred to as "alleles." Does the terminology change if they're transgenes?

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    $\begingroup$ I think that "variant" would be pretty generally understandable. It might help to know what you mean by "versions". E.g. they homologous? How different are they? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 3, 2022 at 21:38
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Yes, I would change to a different terminology. I would not apply the word 'allele', which would be confusing/misleading at best. Even if the transgene is an allele taken from an organism, I would only note such in a writing when needed and still refer to the transgenes themselves by something else.

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