NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms contains technical definitions for more than 200 terms related to genetics. These definitions were developed by the PDQ® Cancer Genetics Editorial Board to support the evidence-based, peer-reviewed PDQ cancer genetics information summaries.
- genetic screening
- listen (jeh-NEH-tik SKREE-ning)
designed to identify individuals in a given population who
are at higher risk of having or developing a particular
disorder, or carrying a gene for a particular