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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.

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  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.

    The genes are healthy and function at an optimum level.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 26, 2020  

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

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

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  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

Examples of genes in a Sentence

  1. Professor Darren Griffin:

    We think it generates variation. Having a lot of chromosomes enables dinosaurs to shuffle their genes around much more than other types of animals. This shuffling means that dinosaurs can evolve more quickly and so help them survive so long as the planet changed.

  2. David Meyre:

    Identifying genes is very important for the families.

  3. Amesh Adalja:

    There are certain bacterial genes that are more worrisome than others, that are much harder to treat, these genes are lurking in American patients and they are spreading in hospitals and health care facilities.

  4. 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.

  5. Stanford University:

    Many plant-based drugs are not found in large quantities in nature and are difficult to make in the lab, mimicking the way nature makes these molecules is a promising alternative, but to do that we need to find the genes. This can be a major challenge because plant genomes can be very large and genes are hard to find.

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    closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    • A. suspicious
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