Genetic Divergence

Science / Biology / Genetic Divergence: The separation of a populations gene pool from the gene pools of other populations due to mutation, genetic drift, and selection. Continued divergence can lead to speciation.

Genetic Variation

Science / Genetics / Genetic Variation: A phenotypic variance of a trait in a population attributed to genetic heterogeneity. MORE

Genetic-Based Discrimination

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Genetic-Based Discrimination: The practice of requesting or requiring genetic testing information during the hiring process or using genetic testing information to base any other employment decisions or actions. MORE

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

Business / Agriculture / Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): A term, currently used most often in international trade discussions, that designates crops that carry new traits that have been inserted through advanced genetic engineering methods (e.g., Flavr Save MORE

Genetic Testing

Science / Genetics / Genetic Testing: Analyzing an individual's genetic material to determine predisposition to a particular health condition or to confirm a diagnosis of genetic disease. MORE

Genetic Screening

Science / Genetics / Genetic Screening: Testing groups of individuals to identify defective genes capable of causing hereditary conditions. MORE

Genetic Polymorphism

Science / Genetics / Genetic Polymorphism: Difference in dna sequence among individuals, groups, or populations (e.g., genes for blue eyes versus brown eyes). MORE

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