What does genes mean?

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  1. Gênes

    Gênes is the name of a département of the First French Empire in present Italy, named after the city of Genoa. It was formed in 1805, when Napoleon Bonaparte occupied the Republic of Genoa. Its capital was Genoa, and it was divided in the arrondissements of Genoa, Bobbio, Novi Ligure, Tortona and Voghera. It was disbanded after the defeat of Napoleon in 1814. Its territory is presently divided over the Italian provinces Genoa, Piacenza, Alessandria and Pavia. The trousers called jeans in English are named for the bleu de Gênes, a blue dye used for denim.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Genes

    Specific sequences of nucleotides along a molecule of DNA (or, in the case of some viruses, RNA) which represent functional units of HEREDITY. Most eukaryotic genes contain a set of coding regions (EXONS) that are spliced together in the transcript, after removal of intervening sequence (INTRONS) and are therefore labeled split genes.

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  1. genes

    Plural form of the word gene.

    Genes are part of our genetic composition which changes as we change, learn and evolve.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'genes' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4427

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'genes' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4485


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of genes in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of genes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Richard Dawkings:, "The Selfish Gene":

    We are survival machines - robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.

  2. Helio Pedro:

    The one thing I have to keep in mind is we’re looking at single genes, and whether there may be multiple genes interacting with each other.

  3. Heidi Rehm:

    For Matchmaker Exchange our measure of success will be finding novel genes and matching patients with candidate genes to build evidence to implicate those genes in disease.

  4. Rupert Sheldrake:

    Over the course of fifteen years of research on plant development, I came to the conclusion that for understanding the development of plants, their morphogenesis, genes and gene products are not enough.

  5. Randi Hagerman:

    The lack of the Fragile X protein FMRP actually deregulates a number of systems in the brain, when FMRP is missing, many other genes produce way too much protein from their specific genes, and so that actually interferes with normal development.

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