Origin of genefrom German gen, short for pangen ( from pan-, pan- + -gen, -gen, after pangenesis)
- An example of a gene is a chromosome unit that determines a person's eye color.
- An example of a man named Gene is the actor Gene Wilder.
The definition of a gene is a unit on a chromosome that determines a specific trait in an organism, or a male's name.
Genetics any of the units occurring at specific points on the chromosomes, by which hereditary characters are transmitted and determined: each is regarded as a particular state of organization of the chromatin in the chromosome, consisting primarily of DNA and protein
a masculine name
A hereditary unit consisting of a sequence of DNA that occupies a specific location on a chromosome and is transcribed into an RNA molecule that may function directly or be translated into an amino acid chain. Genes undergo mutation when their DNA sequences change.
Origin of geneGerman Gen from gen- begetting, in Greek words ( such as genos race, offspring ); see genə- in Indo-European roots.
Variant of -gen
- It was exciting being at the forefront of drug development through the study of gene sequences.
- The cells were analyzed to identify each gene expressed in the cell and the levels at which each gene is expressed.
- The mutation was transmitted to later generations because people who carried a single copy of the mutated gene had a modified (but not abnormal) inflammatory response that may have protected them against some infectious agent at that time.
- According to Worx Toys co-founder Gene Khasminsky, "Worx Toys are designed for children six and up due to the reading level of the books, but we were surprised to find that children as young as three engage with the toys equally as well."
- However, when two people who each carry a changed or mutated copy of the same gene for a recessive condition have children, there is a chance with each pregnancy for the child to inherit the two changed or mutated copies from each parent.