Genetic Engineering

Science / Genetics / Genetic Engineering: Altering the genetic material of cells or organisms to enable them to make new substances or perform new functions.

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-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

Genetics

Science / Biology / Genetics: The study of the structure and function of genes and the transmission of genes from parents to offspring. MORE

Genetic Variation

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

Science / Genetics / Genetic Predisposition: Susceptibility to a genetic disease. May or may not result in actual development of the disease. MORE

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