Definition of genetics in English:


Syllabification: ge·net·ics
Pronunciation: /jəˈnediks


[treated as singular]
1The study of heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics.
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  • I take this to be an invitation to actively study genetics, atmospheric sciences and geology and so on.
  • In doing so it has removed many of the limitations in the study of human genetics.
  • The study of genetics confirms that we are all extremely closely related biologically.
1.1 [treated as singular or plural] The genetic properties or features of an organism, characteristic, etc. the effects of family genetics on the choice of career
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  • Illnesses and atrocities occur with a frequency related to the country you were born in and your own genetics.
  • The first papers on plant molecular population genetics were published approximately 10 years ago.
  • To understand further the genetics underlying pulmonary function, we analyzed data from 264 individuals from 26 pedigrees.



Pronunciation: /-ˈnetəsist/
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  • Another critic of evolution by natural selection was the post-Mendelian geneticist Thomas Morgan.
  • However, population geneticists had relatively few genetic markers to use to study normal populations.
  • When geneticists say they have ‘found the gene’ for a particular trait or disease, they usually mean they have placed it on a genetic map.

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