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genetic screening

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  1. assessment of an individual's genetic makeup to detect inheritable defects that may be transmitted to offspring.
  2. evaluation of a person's genetic makeup in an attempt to predict genetic predisposition to certain illnesses associated with a workplace environment.

Origin of genetic screening

First recorded in 1970–75
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