molecular genetics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

Definition of molecular genetics

: a branch of genetics dealing with the structure and activity of genetic material at the molecular level

Examples of molecular genetics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Paul Duprex, a professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of Pittsburgh and one of the senior authors on that study, expanding the menu of nanobodies that could treat Covid represents an important advance. Grace Huckins, Wired, 29 Sep. 2021 Carolyn Coyne, a professor of molecular genetics and biology at Duke University, previously told USA TODAY that spike proteins do stay in the body for some time. Daniel Funke, USA TODAY, 9 June 2021 Amid the pandemic, Farah defended her masters in molecular genetics at the University of Toronto in Canada. 500 Women Scientists, Scientific American, 18 Aug. 2021 James Jerome Youngblom, a Cal State Stanislaus biology professor admired for his research in molecular genetics, died while hiking alone in Yosemite National Park. Melissa Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2021 But none of these viruses can be affected by the COVID-19 vaccines, said Seema Lakdawala, an assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of Pittsburgh. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 18 May 2021 Vaughn Cooper, a professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, said that greater genomic sequencing a few weeks earlier could have made a difference with a virus that grows exponentially. David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, 13 Apr. 2021 In addition to providing a place where people can see, learn about, and in some cases, interact with animals from all over the world, the zoo delves deep into the fields of molecular genetics, reproductive physiology, and conservation medicine. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 8 Apr. 2021 This is a great first step toward revealing the method dogs are using to detect cancer, says Hiroaki Matsunami, a professor of molecular genetics and microbiology at Duke University, who was not involved in the study. Prachi Patel, Scientific American, 4 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of molecular genetics

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Molecular genetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/molecular%20genetics. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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molecular genetics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

Medical Definition of molecular genetics

: a branch of genetics dealing with the structure and activity of genetic material at the molecular level

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