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Genet, Jean

(Encyclopedia) Genet, Jean zhäN zhənā´ [key], 1910–86, French dramatist. Deserted by his parents as an infant, Genet spent much of his early life in reformatories and prisons. Between 1940 and 1948 he ...

genet

(Encyclopedia) genet: see civet .

genetics

(Encyclopedia) genetics, scientific study of the mechanism of heredity. While Gregor Mendel first presented his findings on the statistical laws governing the transmission of certain traits from genera...

Profile of Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget was a Swiss psychologist famous for his studies of the intellectual growth of children and his influential theories of cognitive development. Piaget's background was in biology, and as a …

genetic testing

(Encyclopedia) genetic testing, medical screening for genetic disorders, by examining either a person's DNA directly or a person's biochemistry or chromosomes for indirect evidence. Testing may be done to ide...

genetic engineering

(Encyclopedia) genetic engineering, the use of various methods to manipulate the DNA (genetic material) of cells to change hereditary traits or produce biological products. The techniques include the use of h...

Piaget, Jean

(Encyclopedia) Piaget, Jean zhäNpyä´jā [key], 1896–1980, Swiss psychologist, known for his research in developmental psychology. After receiving a degree in zoology from the Univ. of Neuchâtel (1918),...

Dausset, Jean

(Encyclopedia) Dausset, Jean zhäN dōsĕ´ [key], 1916–2009, French immunologist. A physician specializing in blood diseases, he was the laboratory director of the National Blood Transfusion Center (1946...