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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Since then, the field has found wide application, and few researchers have done more in that regard than Adami, who is a professor of physics and astronomy and also microbiology and molecular genetics at Michigan State University. Quanta Magazine, "The Information Theory of Life," 19 Nov. 2015 In the last few years, however, advances in molecular genetics have afforded scientists insights into the rhinovirus, the most common cause of the common cold. Richard Klasco, M.d., New York Times, "Can You Get Two Colds at Once?," 30 Mar. 2018

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1963, in the meaning defined above

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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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