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genetic blueprint Syllabification: ge·net·ic blue·print

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of genetic blueprint in English:


(Not in technical use) a gene map, or a genome map.
Example sentences
  • The Human Genome Project took nearly 13 years and millions of dollars to map the human genome, our genetic blueprint for life.
  • The Human Genome Project public consortium today announced that it has assembled a working draft of the sequence of the human genome - the genetic blueprint for a human being.
  • Recently, the spectacular achievement of elucidating the entire genetic blueprint in a human genome was deservedly fêted as an historic milestone.
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