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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



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