genetic : Definition, Usages, News and More
- s occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
genetically transmitted features
- a of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
- a pertaining to or referring to origin
genetic history reconstructs the origins of a literary work
- a of or relating to the science of genetics
- Congress voted to ban genetic discrimination.
- Parents can now pick a kid's sex and screen for genetic illness.
- 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.
News & Articles
- 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.
June 11, 2013 - Science Daily
- 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.
June 11, 2013 - Psychiatric Times
- 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.
June 10, 2013 - GenomeWeb News
- Glenn in Forbes
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."
- Judy Biggert in Atlantic Information Services, Inc.
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...
- President Bush in Baltimore Sun
Bush praised the bill for protecting "our citizens from having genetic information misused."