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genetic screening

noun
1.
assessment of an individual's genetic makeup to detect inheritable defects that may be transmitted to offspring.
2.
evaluation of a person's genetic makeup in an attempt to predict genetic predisposition to certain illnesses associated with a workplace environment.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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Examples from the web for genetic screening
  • Strict criteria, including genetic screening and regulations should be applied if criteria are met.
  • Embryo genetic screening controversial but successful.
  • So was freezing an embryo for later implantation or undertaking genetic screening on the embryo.
  • If someone in your family has this condition, you may want to consider genetic screening for yourself or your children.
  • The unintended consequences of genetic screening for disease.
  • Advances in genetic screening are opening a new window on the genetic fate of the unborn.

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