Definition of genetic information in English:

genetic information


mass noun
  • The genetic potential of an organism carried in the base sequence of its DNA (or, in some viruses, RNA) according to the genetic code.

    • ‘Finally, DNA represents the conserved genetic information and has more or less to be synthesized only once per cell cycle.’
    • ‘The discovery that RNA can carry genetic information has led to other discoveries as well.’
    • ‘There are other ways of abstracting genetic information than gene sequencing and testing.’
    • ‘In most eukaryotic cells, genetic information is housed in both the nucleus and mitochondria.’
    • ‘Rearrangements shuffle the order of genes and often delete genetic information.’
    • ‘If it is genomic DNA that is being degraded, the loss of genetic information will ultimately lead to cell death.’
    • ‘This growing insight into how our cells carry our genetic information led to further knowledge and understanding in the cloning world.’
    • ‘Natural selection is based upon genetic information, and we gain more control over that information every day.’
    • ‘Our past informs us that there is a dark side, that potentially harmful things can be done with genetic information.’
    • ‘Plasmid mediated production is often acquired by transfer of genetic information from one organism to another.’
    • ‘Thus, centromeres are critical for the segregation and transmission of genetic information.’
    • ‘Many fear that genetic information about individuals will be used to discriminate against them, and this is a concern that has to be taken seriously.’
    • ‘In addition, the privacy of genetic information must be assured.’
    • ‘These benefits are a counterweight to the concerns voiced about the misuse of genetic information.’
    • ‘We use that genetic information to identify the sequences that we then synthesise using peptide chemistry.’
    • ‘Every living cell on the Earth today uses DNA to store its genetic information and uses proteins to catalyse its metabolic reactions.’
    • ‘Comparative genome mapping has become a powerful technique in finding genes by using genetic information gained in another species.’
    • ‘It translates genetic information from messenger ribonucleic acid and makes protein accordingly.’
    • ‘The maintenance of the genetic information carried by the DNA is essential to cell survival upon dehydration and rehydration.’
    • ‘Cell division in the embryo and throughout life involves replication of the DNA that carries the genetic information.’