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genetic screening

noun
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
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75
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