genetic screening

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genetic screening

n.
The analysis of DNA samples to detect the presence of a gene or genes associated with an inherited disorder.

genet′ic screen′ing


n.
assessment of an individual's genetic makeup to detect defects that may be transmitted to offspring or to try to predict genetic predisposition to certain illnesses.
[1970–75]
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Noun1.genetic screening - analyzing a group of people to determine genetic susceptibility to a particular disease; "genetic screening of infants for phenylketonuria"
screening - testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics