Definition of genetics in English:

genetics

plural noun

  • 1[treated as singular] The study of heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics.

    • ‘Characterizing the molecular basis of adaptation is one of the most important goals in modern evolutionary genetics.’
    • ‘I don't know much about biology or genetics, but don't reptiles have pretty adaptive DNA?’
    • ‘Not every problem in formal genetics can be resolved just with clear thinking and tests.’
    • ‘Classical quantitative genetics has applied linear modeling to the problem of mapping genotypic to phenotypic variation.’
    • ‘Mueller applied for the program because she too may pursue genetics in later studies.’
    • ‘The intervening years had seen advances in the study of pure biology at the microscopic level in parallel with advances in genetics.’
    • ‘In the first half of the twentieth century, Darwinian evolution and Mendelian genetics were not popular subjects in France.’
    • ‘He worked on convex functions, the Laplace transform, number theory and the mathematical theory of genetics.’
    • ‘Multivariate models are of great importance in applied, evolutionary, and theoretical quantitative genetics.’
    • ‘Research in the area of behavioural genetics has raised many dilemmas in recent years.’
    • ‘So I suppose it was the natural progression of my studies in genetics to concentrate on horses.’
    • ‘Genomics is an accelerating and complex step in the longer history of molecular biology and genetics.’
    • ‘I take this to be an invitation to actively study genetics, atmospheric sciences and geology and so on.’
    • ‘I recommend this book to students who wish to pursue a career in human molecular genetics.’
    • ‘The other approach is to study molecular evolutionary genetics to assess the evolutionary history of the gene.’
    • ‘The genetic analysis of quantitative traits using DNA markers is a landmark feature in the field of plant genetics.’
    • ‘Karen hopes to study genetics and work with the cows she so loves when she completes her studies.’
    • ‘Thus, it is perplexing that this type of work has been ignored in quantitative genetics.’
    • ‘The study of genetics confirms that we are all extremely closely related biologically.’
    • ‘In doing so it has removed many of the limitations in the study of human genetics.’
    congenital characteristics, congenital traits, Genetics, genetic make-up, genes
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    1. 1.1[treated as singular or plural] The genetic properties or features of an organism, characteristic, etc.
      ‘the effects of family genetics on the choice of career’
      • ‘However, the genetics of a naturally early leaf defoliation trait in wild cotton was not studied.’
      • ‘He studied the genetics of this condition and found it was due to a single dominant gene.’
      • ‘We know that genetics and heredity plays a part for a significant number of children.’
      • ‘Wild populations provide novel opportunities for the understanding of the genetics of quantitative traits.’
      • ‘Naturopathic philosophy also suggests that genetics determine underlying susceptibility to disease or dysfunction, but not actual disease manifestation.’
      • ‘Numerous studies have been conducted on the genetics of various populations in India.’
      • ‘Understanding the genetics of this radiation resistance became the subject of her Ph.D. dissertation.’
      • ‘To understand further the genetics underlying pulmonary function, we analyzed data from 264 individuals from 26 pedigrees.’
      • ‘Whether it had been genetics from his parents or a random act of nature was never revealed to him.’
      • ‘He is currently working with colleagues on the neuropsychology and the genetics of mathematical abilities.’
      • ‘By studying the genetics of aging, scientists are traversing the road to immortality’
      • ‘He believes that some of the more dangerous ideas come from who we are, our genetics, psychology and our own free will.’
      • ‘The MRC Unit has been involved in studies of the neurochemistry and genetics of OCD.’
      • ‘We calculate several statistics that characterize the genetics of adaptation.’
      • ‘The first papers on plant molecular population genetics were published approximately 10 years ago.’
      • ‘His team are using fruit flies to study the genetics of cocaine and other addictive drugs.’
      • ‘Illnesses and atrocities occur with a frequency related to the country you were born in and your own genetics.’
      • ‘Scientists have long suspected genetics play a role in the onset of the disease.’
      • ‘A predisposition to obesity can come from genetics or an imbalance of body chemistry.’
      • ‘Structural alterations of DNA, such as deletions, produce valuable null mutations for plant genetics.’

Pronunciation:

genetics

/jəˈnediks/