Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The study of a person's DNA in order to identify genetic differences or susceptibility to particular diseases or abnormalities.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Many people believe that gene therapy and genetic screening of embryos is dangerous.’
- ‘Regarding workplace discrimination, in the United States, where health insurance is usually provided by the employer, genetic screening of employees has more serious implications.’
- ‘Coordinated antenatal genetic screening will be even more important with the mapping of the human genome.’
- ‘Why is there such exuberance and optimism in the genetics community about the wholesale adoption of genetic screening and testing by the general medical community and the public?’
- ‘This work laid the foundations for the whole of the biotech industry: without it, DNA fingerprinting and genetic screening would be mere science fiction.’
- ‘You might be a candidate for genetic screening to see whether you have mutations that might increase your risk of cancer.’
- ‘Defining the full spectrum of genetic mutations is key to genetic screening and gene-based therapies.’
- ‘The terms of the licence meant that access to the test was restricted and the foundation was forced to stop offering free genetic screening.’
- ‘The American Hemochromatosis Society proposes genetic screening for newborns to potentially benefit both the child and the rest of the family.’
- ‘For these patients, preimplantation genetic screening or aneuploidy screening has been advocated.’
- ‘Recent studies suggest that genetic screening for haemochromatosis will reveal many asymptomatic people, for whom the benefits of treatment are not yet clear.’
- ‘We discussed genetic screening, which also can't tell her with any certainty whether or not she'll develop cancer, but only whether or not her risk is increased.’
- ‘In the screening context, companies directly market ‘off the shelf’ screening kits such as faecal occult blood test and genetic screening kits.’
- ‘Early diagnosis of cartilage damage may be achieved in future by magnetic resonance imaging of ‘at risk’ groups and by genetic screening as the techniques improve.’
- ‘Not just individual states but also nations are grappling with the new litigious implications of genetic screening and prenatal diagnosis.’
- ‘Policies of non-disclosure also prohibit access to genetic screening and the important option of peer support groups for shared learning and experiences.’
- ‘The enthusiasm for the introduction of genetic screening for single-gene or multigenetic diseases is great in the medical community.’
- ‘While the optimism and exuberance of many geneticists about genetic screening seem boundless, the interest of the general public has been greatly overestimated.’
- ‘Primary care based genetic screening must be inclusive rather than focused on a single disorder.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.