a map of a living organism’s genes or genomes
The genes that an organism is born with define many of the characteristics it has throughout life — they form a kind of ‘genetic blueprint’.
noun 1. the biochemical instructions that translate the genetic information present as a linear sequence of nucleotide triplets in messenger RNA into the correct linear sequence of amino acids for the synthesis of a particular peptide chain or protein. Compare , (def 9). noun 1. (biochem) the order in which the nitrogenous bases of DNA […]
noun 1. the counseling of individuals with established or potential genetic problems, concerned with inheritance patterns and risks to future offspring. genetic counseling n. The counseling of prospective parents on the probabilities and dangers of inherited diseases occurring in their offspring and on the diagnosis and treatment of such diseases. genetic counseling The counseling of […]
- Genetic counselling
noun 1. the provision of advice for couples with a history of inherited disorders who wish to have children, including the likelihood of having affected children and the course and management of the disorder, etc
- Genetic disorder
genetic disorder A disease or condition caused by an absent or defective gene or by a chromosomal aberration, as in Down Syndrome.