Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms

Glossary by the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Language: English

No. of terms:  250+, hyperlinks to related terms, share features (send to friend).

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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help everyone understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. In addition to definitions, specialists in the field of genetics share their descriptions of terms, and many terms include images, animation and links to related terms.

The Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms features more than 250 common genetic terms pronounced and explained in an easy-to-understand way by leading scientists and professionals at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).

The glossary by the NCBI is a good resource to recheck terms and abbreviations used in biotechnology.

Example Term:

Genetic Engineering
Genetic engineering is the process of using recombinant DNA (rDNA) technology to alter the genetic makeup of an organism. Traditionally, humans have manipulated genomes indirectly by controlling breeding and selecting offspring with desired traits. Genetic engineering involves the direct manipulation of one or more genes. Most often, a gene from another species is added to an organism’s genome to give it a desired phenotype.

More Biotechnology  Dictionaries and Glossaries on DictionaryNet

Keywords: biotechnology, biotech, molecular biology, gene-splicing, genetic engineering, DNA, biological science

Quote as: In APA – National Institutes of Health. National Human Genome Research Institute. “Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms.”Retrieved dd,mm,yyyy, from http://www.genome.gov/glossary/

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