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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
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suffix forming nouns
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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.