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Recent Examples on the Web With those genetic maps, scientists will be able to analyze the differences among various types of avocados and identify particular segments of DNA that promote disease resistance or other desirable characteristics. David Yaffe-bellany, New York Times, "Avocado Toast, Meet Gene Editing," 27 Sep. 2019 Now, her team has used their massive collection of dog tumor samples to create the first-ever genetic map of CTVT. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "How a 6,000-Year-Old Dog Cancer Spread Around the World," 1 Aug. 2019 But for now, the genetic map has more to teach them about how to treat the cancers people already have. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "How a 6,000-Year-Old Dog Cancer Spread Around the World," 1 Aug. 2019 On the one hand, projects like our genetic map of Europe show the tremendous potential and power of these tools for learning about ancestry. Ariel Bleicher, Quanta Magazine, "A Map of Human History, Hidden in DNA," 20 Apr. 2017 The institute succeeded last month in creating the world’s first genetic map of a black ogye chicken, a species native to the region. Eun-young Jeong, WSJ, "Want to Oversee the World’s Third-Largest Pension Fund? There’s Just One Catch," 11 Sep. 2018 Up-to-date gene sequencing technology also allowed the team to develop a more detailed genetic map, said Todd Mockler, a principal investigator at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis. Karen Weintraub, sacbee, "Scents like roses are poised to make a comeback of sorts | The Sacramento Bee," 11 May 2018 By carrying medical information, chips could ultimately read genetic maps on a chipee's intellectual potential and other talents. John Kass, Alaska Dispatch News, "Say cheese, America, and submit to the chip," 1 Aug. 2017 One researcher used mail-order DNA and a genetic map available online for free to create a live polio virus. Robert Hart, Slate Magazine, "The synthetic biology community is divided.," 7 Apr. 2017

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Genetic map.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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