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genetic testing Line breaks: gen|et¦ic test|ing
(also genetic screening)

Definition of genetic testing in English:


[mass noun]
The study of a person’s DNA in order to identify genetic differences or susceptibility to particular diseases or abnormalities.
Example sentences
  • Many people believe that gene therapy and genetic screening of embryos is dangerous.
  • Due to advances in biotechnology, genetic screening for susceptibility to diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers appears to be on the horizon.
  • In the screening context, companies directly market ‘off the shelf’ screening kits such as faecal occult blood test and genetic screening kits.
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