Definition of 'gene'
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Perhaps because the search for more efficient egg production now involves jellyfish genes. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Supporting smaller farms also avoids mass consolidation which narrows the gene pool and renders crops less resilient against disease. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This new study builds on that work by identifying or confirming a raft of genes we inherited from our prehistoric relations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She puts her youthful appearance down to her personal trainer, long walks and good genes. The Sun (2016)If the breed you pick is niche, remember that gene pools are finite. Times, Sunday Times (2016)SOCIAL media addicts may have their genes to blame, a report claims. The Sun (2017)The technique involves injecting a virus into the eye to deliver replacements for faulty genes, which can then produce the missing proteins that cause sight loss. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More than 100 genes determine how we manage cholesterol, so be aware of any family history of heart disease. The Sun (2016)Now we learn that good genes will help the lucky. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The pair of genes may produce the same or differing effects. Biology Basic Facts (1982)We are familiar with the idea that we inherit the genes we have from our parents. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This switches on other genes that cause cells to grow out of control. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Individual genes are just not very informative. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The location of a gene on the chromosome. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)Your genes help determine the amount of cholesterol your body produces. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)These genes code for proteins that appear to play a role in appetite control. Times, Sunday Times (2008)What properties of our gene pools could have allowed such an astonishing process to take place? The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)Do their bodies look as though they will pass on good genes to her offspring? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some volunteers who carry the gene may be given drug treatment as early as their twenties. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But my daughter has inherited some freak genes from somewhere that make her very good at it. The Sun (2014)Tests on mice showed stress altered the release of immune cell genes. The Sun (2013)All cancers are caused by mutations in individual genes. The Sun (2010)That could mean the strength of our consciences is partly determined by our genes. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The proteins that copy genes were turned into systems for determining the information within them. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)The map can determine whether the embryo has inherited chunks of chromosome that contain any faulty gene. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This makes them a special gene pool. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some of our chromosomes are as much as two hundred million bases long and carry the information for thousands of genes. The Runaway Brain: the Evolution of Human Uniqueness (1993)What we didn't know is that they also change the behaviour of our genes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For many, the link between genes and addictive behaviour is the brain. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is likely to involve many genes, some of which have been identified. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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