gene (plural genes)
- (genetics) A unit of heredity; a segment of DNA or RNA that is transmitted from one generation to the next, and that carries genetic information such as the sequence of amino acids for a protein.
2013 June 21, Karen McVeigh, “US rules human genes can't be patented”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 10:
- The US supreme court has ruled unanimously that natural human genes cannot be patented, a decision that scientists and civil rights campaigners said removed a major barrier to patient care and medical innovation.
terms derived from "gene"
unit of heredity
gene m (plural geni)
- Dutch: geen
- dative singular of