Genet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n genet agile Old World viverrine having a spotted coat and long ringed tail
    • n Genet French writer of novels and dramas for the theater of the absurd (1910-1986)
    • n Genet French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Scientists have discovered a way to make biodegradable plastic from plants by using genetic engineering.
    • n Genet A small-sized, well-proportioned, Spanish horse; a jennet.
    • Genet (Zoöl) One of several species of small Carnivora of the genus Genetta, allied to the civets, but having the scent glands less developed, and without a pouch.
    • Genet The fur of the common genet (Genetta vulgaris); also, any skin dressed in imitation of this fur.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Mules are genetically sterile. i.e. they cannot reproduce.
    • n genet See jennet.
    • n genet A kind of civet-cat; a viverrine carnivorous quadruped of the family Viverridæ, or civets; the Genetta vulgaris or Viverra genetta, and other species of the restricted genus Genetta. The common genet inhabits southern Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa. It is about as large as a cat, but of more slender form, with sharper nose, shorter legs, and longer tail, the body of a dark-gray color profusely spotted with blackish, the tail ringed with black and white, and the head spotted with white. It is sometimes domesticated, and makes a good mouser; it produces a kind of civet, used for perfume, and the fur is also valuable.
    • n genet The fur of the genet, which is made into muffs and tippets; hence, catskin made up in imitation of this fur and used for the same purpose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first U.S. patent for an animal was issued to Harvard University in 1988 for an oncomouse, a genetically engineered mouse that's susceptible to breast cancer. It's used to test anti-cancer therapies.
    • Genet Same as Jennet.
    • n Genet jen′et a carnivorous animal, allied to the civet, of a gray colour, marked with black or brown, a native of Africa, Asia, and Southern Europe: its fur, made into muffs and tippets
    • Genet Also Gen′ette
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Quotations

  • Martin Ritt
    Martin Ritt
    “I don't have a lot of respect for talent. Talent is genetic. It's what you do with it that counts.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. genette, Sp. gineta, fr. Ar. jarneiṭ,

Usage

In literature:

Genet's plan was to raise in this country an army large enough to seize the Spanish possessions in Florida, and to reconquer Louisiana.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
From this start it is easy to develop the genetic concept of social life.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
Radioactivity and genetics are at work with one another.
"Sympathetic Magic" by Paul Cameron Brown
Narcosis acts in a similar way on the genetic sense.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Even if we could find another subject with Bart's genetic possibilities, it would take more time than we have to spare.
"Anything You Can Do" by Gordon Randall Garrett
I did live over to Mr. Genet's in Jersey City; but he died, an' I had to hustle for myself.
"Aunt Hannah and Seth" by James Otis
If Genet was imprudent or rash, he was not treacherous; but Morris was all three.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
If Genet was imprudent or rash, he was not treacherous; but Morris was all three.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
Eugenics aims to select better parents who will transmit their own qualities genetically.
"Sex-education" by Maurice Alpheus Bigelow
The value of the genetic method is easily seen.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
The scheme, however, was abandoned after Genet's recall.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
Crime is studied genetically and its conditions determined so far as possible.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
They had a built-in genetically-conferred self discipline enough to face the new problems.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
It calls the White Boare and Dreadnot the White Bear and Dreadnought (as above); and the Genet, Jenett.
"Elizabethan England" by William Harrison
The problems of the genetic order arose, as is known, rather late.
"Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History" by Antonio Labriola
The Arisian program of genetics required more.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
Thar was of a race genetically close to the Rykes.
"The Unlearned" by Raymond F. Jones
Monsieur Genet said he'd justabout make the United States fight for France.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
Hormone treatment and genetic manipulation, plus a thorough reconditioning while the treatment was taking place.
"Thy Name Is Woman" by Bryce Walton
In the meantime, amid feasts and clamorous acclaim, Genet came slowly north with his staff of secretaries.
"The Red City" by S. Weir Mitchell
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In news:

In that procedure, embryos are created in the laboratory from the mother's eggs and the father's sperm and are tested genetically.
1Department of Gynecologic Oncology & Reproductive Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 2Clinical Cancer Genetics Program, MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The activities of several drug-metabolizing enzymes are under genetic control.
And while it's early in the field we also recognize now that there are probably some cancers where epigenetics predominate and other cancers where genetics predominate.
Variations in the international incidence of Wilms' tumour might be due to genetic factors.
Genetic engineering is coming to the forests.
Involuntary sterilization was a horrifying exercise in genetic engineering.
James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who helped discover the structure of DNA in 1953, recently pronounced the entire population of Africa genetically inferior when it comes to intelligence.
Rising temperatures due to climate change could mean wild arabica coffee is extinct in 70 years, posing a risk to the genetic sustainability of one of the world's basic commodities, scientists said.
Is it genetics, environment, or a combination.
Previously, there had been mixed evidence about the role that genetics plays in the tendency to faint .
On Nov 6, voters will decide whether to approve the country's first law requiring labels for genetically modified foods.
PSORS2 Is Due to Mutations in CARD14 The American Journal of Human Genetics, Volume 90, Issue 5, 4 May 2012, Pages 784-795 Catherine T.
A Maryland state legislator says it's time to ban marriages between first cousin s and stop playing what he calls "genetic roulette" with their offspring.
Doctor says loss and trauma cause addiction—not just genetics.
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In science:

The next stage of the reproduction process is the introduction of M independent mutations in the newly generated genetic strands.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
We have shown that the choice of strategy in implementing this concept, which is unfortunately necessary to prevent unlimited growth of the population in those models, has an unexpected impact on its genetic profile.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
Kin] Kingman, J.F.C., Random partitions in population genetics, Proc. R.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
So far, with the genetic algorithm, we can study up to of order 103 spins.
Computer Science in Physics
The authors show how the genetic network is able to modify its bias in order to reach the critical region.
Self-Organized Critical Random Boolean Networks
Genetic description of Σ0 In this section we start with the quiver ~Q and will give an inductive procedure to determine Σ0 , the set of simple dimension vectors of Π0 = Π( ¯Q).
Simple roots of deformed preprojective algebras
Hence, the dimension vectors obtained from the genetic construction of theorem 2.2 are exactly those α ∈ Σ0 such that issα Π0 is irreducible.
Simple roots of deformed preprojective algebras
For instance, one can inject randomness (e.g., crossover and mutation in a genetic algorithm or epsilon in a reinforcement learning algorithm) into a model.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
They have their origin in the “light bulb” random walk studied by Spitzer (page 93), and a model introduced by Sawyer and Felsenstein in the context of genetics.
Degrees of transience and recurrence and hierarchical random walks
Sawyer and Felsenstein used random walks on ΩN to study genetic relatedness in a spatially structured population.
Degrees of transience and recurrence and hierarchical random walks
For example in genetic algorithms, where configurations are represented as binary strings, operators such as mutation and crossover are used; for details see .
Generalized Evolutionary Algorithm based on Tsallis Statistics
For comparison purposes we study multi-variable function optimization in the framework of genetic algorithms.
Generalized Evolutionary Algorithm based on Tsallis Statistics
We have used a genetic algorithm to numerically solve the above-mentioned optimization problems.
Capacity and Random-Coding Exponents for Channel Coding with Side Information
Advantages of genetic algorithms include easy implementation, robustness with respect to selection of starting points, no need for evaluation of function derivatives, and ability to handle high-dimensional problems.
Capacity and Random-Coding Exponents for Channel Coding with Side Information
The parameters of a genetic algorithm may be selected to ensure that the algorithm is globally convergent.
Capacity and Random-Coding Exponents for Channel Coding with Side Information
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