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  • n  (genetics) an organism or cell having the normal amount of DNA per cell; i.e., two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number
  • a  of a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number
    diploid somatic cells
Quotes

  • Craig Venter in Toronto Star
    That's the point of a diploid genome: we're true combinations of our parents and each one of us is a different combination,said Venter. "So those are going to take years for us to learn how to interpret, only after we've done tens of...
  • George Church in Science Magazine (subscription)
    This is a great study,says Harvard University geneticist George Church, an early proponent of the Human Genome Project. "We need to have diploid genomes to sort out our full inheritance. If I walk in to a doctor, it isn't going to do...

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