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Gene Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors"

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  • (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors"

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Gene Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Genes are forms of DNA. DNA is a collection of chemical information that carries the instructions for making all the proteins a cell will ever need. Each gene contains a single set of instructions. These instructions usually code for a particular protein. Half of a person's genes come from the mother. The other half come from the father.

Originally: a hereditary unit which occupies a specific position (locus) on a chromosome. Other definitions are ways the gene showed itself:



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Meaning of the Name 'Gene'


  • Meaning: Abbreviation of Eugene Wellborn.
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Male


'Gene' example sentence in quotations


* Mrs. Madeline Drake This is all my fault. Pyro Actually they discovered that it's the male who carries the mutant gene and passes it on so, it's his fault. - X2 X-Men United


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Gene Sample Sentences in News


  • Global Gene Expression Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Affymetrix, Agilent Technologies, Bio-Rad Laboratories, F ...
    Dublin, Jan. 29, 2015-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Gene Expression Market 2015-2019" report to their offering. Gene expression is the biological process where ... Read more on this news related to 'Gene'
  • Gene Hackman Mistakenly Mourned by Twitter After Article Proclaims Him "Gone"
    Actor Dylan McDermott was among those who believed the star to be dead. Read more on this news related to 'Gene'
  • Parkinson's gene linked to lung cancer
    A gene that is associated with lung cancer has been identified by researchers. Through whole exome sequencing, they identified a link between a mutation in PARK2, a gene associated with early-onset Parkinson's disease, and familial lung cancer. Read more on this news related to 'Gene'

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