from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of biology that deals with heredity, especially the mechanisms of hereditary transmission and the variation of inherited characteristics among similar or related organisms.
- n. The genetic constitution of an individual, group, or class.
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- n. The branch of biology that deals with the transmission and variation of inherited characteristics, in particular chromosomes and DNA.
- n. The genetic makeup of a specific individual or species.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That portion of evolutionary science which deals with natural development uncomplicated by human purpose or artificial process.
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- n. the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
"The expectation in genetics is that only repeated efforts to replicate associations on independent samples by several research teams will verify initial findings like these," they wrote.
The Iowa-born expert in genetics is known as the man behind the "Green Revolution" of the
Suggesting that, in light of an enduring and widely observed academic performance gap between blacks and whites, such gap may be attributable to genetics is to simply explore a scientific hypothesis to explain a persistent, observed phenomenon.
Dwi means “distinct or second,” and ja means “birth,” ja being the same root as gen in the English word genetics.
Toward the end of the first decade of the twentieth century, after Bateson had coined the term genetics for the emerging new field of transmission studies in 1906, Wilhelm Johannsen codified this distinction by introducing the notions of genotype and phenotype, respectively, for these two spaces.
Chief of privacy Harriet Pearson simply inserted the term genetics into IBM’s existing equal opportunity and diversity policies that covered other types of discrimination based on age, gender, and other factors.
The USSR did not believe in genetics because it was bad Soviet politics.
Cutting-edge seed companies continue to make advances in genetics and biotechnology, allowing us to increase the robustness of staple crops.
Likewise, the safe modification of human genetics is still years away.
Pedro Antonio Arraes, who is president of Embrapa and received his doctorate in genetics and plant breeding at the University of Wisconsin, said Embrapa's role is to improve production per acre so Brazil uses its land efficiently.