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genetic modification

The act of altering the DNA of an organism. Genetic modification of fruits and vegetables is a controversial practice.
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Genetic testing allows the genetic diagnosis of susceptibilities to inherited or genetic diseases, In addition to studying chromosomes to the level of individual genes, genetic testing in a broader sense includes biochemical tests for the possible presence of genetic diseases, or mutant forms of genes associated with increased risk of developing genetic disorders.
There are many different genetic tests available, but most of the time, genetic testing for ASD involves a blood test.
Faced with increasing employee and retiree health care costs, employers may be tempted to screen for genetic susceptibility and make employment decisions based on such data.
Recently, a team of scientists led by molecular biologist Sinuhe Hahn of University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, discovered another way to reliably separate fetal DNA from maternal genetic material.
In one study, medical students, residents, and genetic counseling students characterized as having minimal experience with disability or genetics completed a survey regarding their attitudes about disability and genetic screening (Ormond et al.
II did genetic and geographic distances show a correlation ([rho] = 0.
NIDCR: All aspects of normal and abnormal craniofacial development, including genetics, complex origins of craniofacial disorders, cell lineages and differentiation, cell signaling and gene regulation, embryonic patterning, imaging, biomimetics, and new technologies for high-throughput genetic and protein screens.
The Utah Genetic Reference Project is an extensive collection of genotypic and phenotypic characteristics collected from more than 600 individuals representing approximately 45 Utah families.
It might be possible someday, using genetic engineering, to give a child a brain smart enough to understand why Heidegger is wrong, but there is no getting around the fact that he will have to undergo the experience of learning about Heidegger first.
The eagerness to use genetic technology and research to determine race and ethnicity has resulted in a renewed faith that genetics will help us identify who and what we are.
A forest geneticist working for a wood-products company might focus on genetic improvements to change the length of tree cells used for making paper or the volume of wood in a saw log.
Almost all behavior probably has a genetic component,'' says Dr.
Francis Collins, the Director of the US Human Genome Project, an initiative to map the entire genetic make-up of human beings, begins a chapter in a book titled Genetic Ethics (Grand Rapids: Wm.
Lewontin isn't making the obvious observation that genetic research can never give us the meaning of life or an understanding of the soul.