Gene patent



The controversial legal practice of patenting a newly discovered gene. It allows unique segments of DNA, which perhaps code for a certain disease or a certain protein, to be owned by an individual or corporation.

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    noun 1. the total genetic information in the gametes of all the individuals in a population. noun 1. the sum of all the genes in an interbreeding population gene pool n. The collective genetic information contained within a population of sexually reproducing organisms. gene pool The collective genetic information contained within a population of sexually […]

  • Genera

    [jen-er-uh] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə/ noun 1. a plural of . [jee-nuh s] /ˈdʒi nəs/ noun, plural genera [jen-er-uh] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə/ (Show IPA), genuses. 1. Biology. the usual major subdivision of a family or subfamily in the classification of organisms, usually consisting of more than one species. 2. Logic. a class or group of individuals, […]



  • Generability

    [jen-er-uh-buh l] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being generated or produced. /ˈdʒɛnərəbəl/ adjective 1. able to be generated adj. mid-15c., from Latin generabilis, from generare (see generation).

  • Generable

    [jen-er-uh-buh l] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being generated or produced. /ˈdʒɛnərəbəl/ adjective 1. able to be generated adj. mid-15c., from Latin generabilis, from generare (see generation).



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