genetic genetic  /dʒə ˈnɛ tɪk/


  1. (adj) occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
  2. (adj) of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
  3. (adj) pertaining to or referring to origin
  4. (adj) of or relating to the science of genetics


  1. Congress voted to ban genetic discrimination.
  2. Parents can now pick a kid's sex and screen for genetic illness.
  3. Iceland's population has remained a tight genetic circle, making it an ideal place for deCODE to gather vast amounts of DNA to study the genetic characteristics of diseases.


  1. Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Disorders: Its Current Role in Clinical Psychiatric Practice

    Genetics seems to be a subject of particular interest for everyone. News stories often emerge in the mainstream press that report on the latest genetic research into different disorders, including psychiatric disorders.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Psychiatric Times

  2. Genetic research clarifies link between hypertension and Vitamin D deficiency

    A large-scale genetic study involving over 155,000 individuals has enabled researchers to discover the causal link between hypertension and vitamin D deficiency. The results provide a strong case for food fortification with vitamin D in order to prevent some kinds of cardiovascular disease, they say.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Underutilized Genetic Testing

    Genetic testing is underused, even in families with a history of certain cancers, reports News@JAMA. A team of French researchers examined about 240,000 patient records from cancer centers in France.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: GenomeWeb News


  1. "It's not a genetically engineered animal; no genes have been changed or moved or deleted," Glenn said. "It's simply a genetic twin that we can then use for future matings to improve the overall health and well-being of the herd."
    on Dec 28, 2006 By: Glenn Source: Forbes

  2. Biggert added, "We will never unlock the great promise of the Human Genome Project if Americans are too paranoid to get genetic testing. Without the protections offered by HR 493, these fears will persist, research at NIH will slow, and Americans...
    on Feb 12, 2007 By: Judy Biggert Source: Atlantic Information Services, Inc.

  3. Bush praised the bill for protecting "our citizens from having genetic information misused."
    on May 21, 2005 By: President Bush Source: Baltimore Sun

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