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adjective as in coming from heredity

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Some people can test positive for the virus’s genetic material for months after they get well, and shed no infectious virus.

That cut allows the virus to fuse with the cell membrane and dump its genetic material into the cell.

Even though people probably detest mosquitoes more than moth larvae that can damage broccoli, the fact that the Florida Keys project involves genetic modification still stirs passion.

Gene therapy trials are underway for several different genetic diseases, including sickle cell anemia, at least two different forms of inherited blindness, and Alzheimer’s, among others.

Now, a child who shows up at a hospital with severe mycobacterial infection is tested for these genetic defects and receives injections of interferon gamma.

The genetic material can grow quickly, but are typically riddled with errors or defects.

But a 2011 study of genetic evidence from 30 ethnic groups in India disproved this theory.

Prevalence depends on context, and sometimes unique advantages outweigh the genetic costs.

Cryobanks, which screen for genetic disorders and STDs, cost big bucks; see here for some of the charges.

Mitochondrial intervention is the practice of replacing DNA that carries a genetic disease.

The most influential attempt at a genetic classification of the various historical forms of government was that of Aristotle.

On the contrary, taking the genetic view of childhood should give us certain advantages.

Hundreds of thousands of years of genetic weeding-out have produced things that would give even an electronic brain nightmares.

The intellectual nature of man is the same as that of angels who have no genetic connection with us.

He did not employ the comparative and genetic methods to which we owe the chief scientific achievements of the last half-century.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to genetic, such as: ancestral, hereditary, historical, abiogenetic, digenetic, and eugenic.

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