genotype genotype  /ˈdʒɛ nə ˌtaɪp/


  1. (n) a group of organisms sharing a specific genetic constitution
  2. (n) the particular alleles at specified loci present in an organism

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  1. The ability to genotype, or get the DNA fingerprint of a tumor, is transforming the way doctors treat breast cancer.
  2. The individuals with this genotype, he says, are nine times as likely to get arrested and convicted for a violent act as people without the genes.


  1. Genetics and Pharmacogenetics of Schizophrenia: Recent Progress

    FIGURE 1: MC4R single nucleotide polymorphisms rs489693 genotype and a... FIGURE 2: Dose adjustments according to CYP2D6 phenotypes. The dose re...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Psychiatric Times

  2. Boehringer Ingelheim’s investigational faldaprevir+ achieved viral cure in 88% of treatment-naïve hepatitis C patients ...

    INGELHEIM, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New findings presented at APASL Liver Week in Singapore, highlighting the efficacy and safety of faldaprevir and PegIFN/RBV in treatment-naïve patients with genotype-1 hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Asia.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Business Wire


  1. Esther Dyson, a director of 23andMe and an investor, said, "23andMe allows individuals to explore and potentially benefit from information related to their health, inherited features, and even unknown talents exposed in their genotype. It is our...
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Esther Dyson Source: Trading Markets (press release)

  2. "I am very excited about the response. The response rates from this study are extremely encouraging, especially when you consider the challenges associated with hepatitis C management and the difficult nature of the hepatitis C virus genotype 1...
    on May 26, 2009 By: Frank Anderson Source: CNW Telbec (Communiqué de presse)

  3. "Reading and mathematical ability follow a continuum - what we call disorders are not really distinct from normal variation," Professor Plomin said. "We're looking for associations between genotype and that variation."
    on Apr 13, 2008 By: Robert Plomin Source: Times Online

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