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

First recorded in 1970–75
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Medical definitions for genetic screening

genetic screening

n.
The analysis of DNA samples to detect the presence of a gene or genes associated with an inherited disorder.
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