from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of biology that deals with the formation, structure, and function of macromolecules essential to life, such as nucleic acids and proteins, and especially with their role in cell replication and the transmission of genetic information.
- n. The branch of biology that deals with the manipulation of DNA so that it can be sequenced or mutated. If mutated, the DNA is often inserted into the genome of an organism to study the biological effects of the mutation.
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- n. the branch of biology that studies the macromolecules of life, such as proteins, lipoproteins and nucleic acids
- n. the branch of biology studies the manipulation of genetic sequence of DNA
- n. the technology of gene manipulation
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- n. the branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role)
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