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Princeton's WordNet

  1. genetics, genetic sciencenoun

    the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

Wiktionary

  1. geneticsnoun

    The branch of biology that deals with the transmission and variation of inherited characteristics, in particular chromosomes and DNA.

  2. geneticsnoun

    The genetic makeup of a specific individual or species.

  3. Etymology: γένεσις. Ultimately from γίγνομαι.

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  1. Genetics

    Genetics, a discipline of biology, is the science of genes, heredity, and variation in living organisms. Genetics deals with the molecular structure and function of genes, gene behavior in the context of a cell or organism, patterns of inheritance from parent to offspring, and gene distribution, variation and change in populations, such as through Genome-Wide Association Studies. Given that genes are universal to living organisms, genetics can be applied to the study of all living systems, from viruses and bacteria, through plants and domestic animals, to humans. The fact that living things inherit traits from their parents has been used since prehistoric times to improve crop plants and animals through selective breeding. However, the modern science of genetics, which attempts to understand the process of inheritance, only began with the work of Gregor Mendel in the mid-19th century. Although he did not know the physical basis for heredity, Mendel observed that organisms inherit traits by way of discrete units of inheritance, which are now called genes.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Genetics

    The branch of science concerned with the means and consequences of transmission and generation of the components of biological inheritance. (Stedman, 26th ed)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Genetics in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Genetics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Genetics in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Maher:

    To really try to understand the heart, we need to look at the cells, in her lab,( Xu) can grow anybody's heart cells from a little piece of skin, or a little bit of blood. And the amazing part is those cells are exactly the same as the heart cells in our body. So then we can start to investigate what the cells are doing. We can look at the genetics and we can try new medications.

  2. David Meyre:

    The reason we studied this is very simple, every time I was writing a research paper and I was describing what we knew about the genetics of obesity, I didn't have a reference.

  3. Though Cara:

    According to Prof Betz's team at the Institute for Human Genetics, the syndrome is caused by a mutation to one of three genes - PADI3, TGM3 and TCHH. (SWNS.com) Taylor was born with no hair but began sprouting tufts of soft baby fuzz when she was around five months old. Rather than falling out and growing back straight and brown, like her parents' hair, Taylor's bright blond locks grew and grew. At one point we had a chat with my mother-in-law who said, 'There is a photo on the internet that looks like Taylor,'.

  4. Mark Schnitzer:

    Historically the fruit fly has been an important model for the study of various biological processes and has led to important discoveries initially in genetics but then in other fields as well.

  5. Evan Eichler:

    It took 20-plus years, but we finally got it done, this is the beginning of something really fantastic for the field of human genetics.

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