genetic amplification

ge·net·ic am·pli·fi·ca·tion

a process for producing an increase in pertinent genetic material, particularly for increasing the proportion of plasmid DNA to that of bacterial DNA. Includes the production of extrachromosomal copies of the genes for RNA. This process is usually seen in malignant cells in humans.
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ge·net·ic am·pli·fi·ca·tion

(jĕ-net'ik amp'li-fi-kā'shŭn)
A process for producing an increase in pertinent genetic material, particularly for increasing the proportion of plasmid DNA to that of bacterial DNA. Includes the production of extrachromosomal copies of the genes for RNA.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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