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You use genetic to describe something that is concerned with genetics or with genes.      adj  
Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease in the United States.     
  genetically      adv   usu ADV adj  
Some people are genetically predisposed to diabetes.     

genetic engineering     
Geneticengineering is the science or activity of changing the genetic structure of an animal, plant, or other organism in order to make it stronger or more suitable for a particular purpose.      n-uncount  
Scientists have used genetic engineering to protect tomatoes against the effects of freezing.     
genetic fingerprinting     
Genetic fingerprinting is a method of identifying people using the genetic material in their bodies.      n-sing  
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