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.
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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
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