Genetic may refer to:
- Genetics, in biology, the science of genes, heredity, and the variation of organisms
- Genetic, used as an adjective, refers to heredity of traits
- Gene, a unit of heredity in the genome of an organism
- Genetic (linguistics), in linguistics, a relationship between two languages with a common ancestor language
- Genetic algorithm, in computer science, a kind of search technique modeled on evolutionary biology
Other articles related to "genetic, genetics":
... However, almost all women meet with a genetic counselor before deciding whether to have prenatal diagnosis ... It is the role of the genetic counselor to accurately inform women of the risks and benefits of prenatal diagnosis ... Genetic counselors are trained to be non-directive and to support the patient's decision ...
... Outcrossing is the practice of introducing unrelated genetic material into a breeding line ... It increases genetic diversity, thus reducing the probability of all individuals being subject to disease or reducing genetic abnormalities (only within the first generation) ... In cats, there is currently a study running to determine the genetic diversity within the cat breeds ...
... Whenever a mutation is identified by genetic testing, family-specific genetic testing can be used to differentiate between relatives who are at-risk for the disease and those who are not ... ARVD genetic testing is clinically available ...
... The emergence of population genetics further undermined the categorisation of Europeans into clearly defined racial groups ... A 2007 study on the genetic history of Europe found that the most important genetic differentiation in Europe occurs on a line from the north to the ...
... Recent genetic studies as part of the Genetic history of Europe on the y-chromosomes of men in Abergele have revealed that there is a significant percentage of E1b1b1a2 haplogroup ... This genetic marker is found at its highest concentrations in the Balkans at over 40% in areas, but at much lower percentages in Northern Europe at less than 5% ... Other notable levels of genetic marker E-V13 have been found in a few other towns in Britain that were known to have had a heavy Roman presence nearly 2000 years ...
Famous quotes containing the word genetic:
“We cannot think of a legitimate argument why ... whites and blacks need be affected by the knowledge that an aggregate difference in measured intelligence is genetic instead of environmental.... Given a chance, each clan ... will encounter the world with confidence in its own worth and, most importantly, will be unconcerned about comparing its accomplishments line-by-line with those of any other clan. This is wise ethnocentricism.”
—Richard Herrnstein (19301994)
“Nature, we are starting to realize, is every bit as important as nurture. Genetic influences, brain chemistry, and neurological development contribute strongly to who we are as children and what we become as adults. For example, tendencies to excessive worrying or timidity, leadership qualities, risk taking, obedience to authority, all appear to have a constitutional aspect.”
—Stanley Turecki (20th century)
“Man is not merely the sum of his masks. Behind the shifting face of personality is a hard nugget of self, a genetic gift.... The self is malleable but elastic, snapping back to its original shape like a rubber band. Mental illness is no myth, as some have claimed. It is a disturbance in our sense of possession of a stable inner self that survives its personae.”
—Camille Paglia (b. 1947)