Sunday, 27 September 2020, 10:11 PM
Site: Findacure
Course: Findacure (Findacure)
Glossary: Main glossary
E

Extrapolate

To make a prediction about the future, using existing trends.

G

Gene

Information needed for the body to work, stored in chemical form (DNA).

Generic

A drug that has the same dosage, safety, efficacy and quality as a branded drug but is no longer under patent

Genome

An organisms complete set of DNA 

Genotyping

Genotyping is the process of determining differences in an individual's genetic make-up (genotype) by examining the individual's DNA sequence using biological assays and comparing it to another individual's sequence or a reference sequence. 

H

Health state

a comprehensive description of an individual’s health, including their quality of life and likely outcome of their condition (known as a prognosis)

Heterogeneity

Having different characteristics and qualities

Heterogeneous

A state of having different characteristics and qualities.

High-throughput

The automation of research such that experiments can be conducted on a large scale with repetition

I

in silico

Performed on computer or via computer simulation