- gene amplification,
- gene augmentation therapy,
- gene bank,
- gene clone,
- gene doping
Origin of gene
Origin of -gen
Examples from the Web for gene
It got it all out there… Gene Hackman and Douglas… Melvyn Douglas is amazing.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Was the blackface scene with Gene Wilder in Silver Streak an important step in how American audiences view minstrelsy?How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You see, as far as passing the baton down, Michael used to look at Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and James Brown.Quincy Jones Talks Chicago’s Mean Streets, Why Kanye West Is No Michael Jackson, and Bieber|Marlow Stern|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other trials, to begin in the fall, will study a monovalent vaccine that has a gene only from the Zaire strain.
Although the gene itself stays unchanged, chemicals called methyl groups alter how that gene works.Researchers Have Created a New Blood Test to Predict Risk of Suicide|Brandy Zadrozny|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gene's skin crawled and prickled with the energies that saturated the room.The Hell Ship|Raymond Alfred Palmer
It was his intention to dismiss Gene before coming to Mabyn's hut; and he wished to be sure of the way back.Two on the Trail|Hulbert Footner
Gene and Clark came in, sulky still, and inclined to snappishness when they did speak.
Phoebe was running toward him, and the boys—Wally and Gene and Jack, from the blacksmith shop.
And Gene, who nearly haunted the house, had a savage gleam in his eyes quite out of accord with his usual chatty good humor.Prudence Says So|Ethel Hueston
Word Origin for gene
suffix forming nouns
Word Origin for -gen
1911, from German Gen, coined 1905 by Danish scientist Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen (1857-1927), from Greek genea "generation, race" (see genus). De Vries had earlier called them pangenes. Gene pool is attested from 1950.
common Irish surname, from Old Irish ceallach "war." As a type of pool played with 15 balls, it is attested from 1898. Kelly green first recorded 1917.
word-forming element technically meaning "something produced," but mainly, in modern use, "thing that produces or causes," from French -gène (18c.), from Greek -genes "born of, produced by," related to genos "birth" (see genus). Originally in late 18th century chemistry and probably reflecting misunderstanding of -genes, as though it meant "that which produces."
A portion of a DNA molecule that serves as the basic unit of heredity. Genes control the characteristics that an offspring will have by transmitting information in the sequence of nucleotides on short sections of DNA.