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Genetic programming (GP)

Genetic programming (GP) is a term used to describe a specific kind of evolutionary algorithm that manipulates symbols according to prescribed rules, motivated by the genetic operations of selection, mutation, and crossover.


Proteins are large molecules consisting of chains of amino acids, which are essential components of the structure and function of all organisms.

Genetic code

The genetic code is a term used to describe the sequences of the genome. More specifically, the system whereby specific amino acids represented in the form of three sequential DNA bases.


The genome is a term used in the entire complement of genetic information; all the DNA in a cell (some organisms encode their genome in RNA).


Clone is a term used to describe a daughter animal with an identical genome to the mother.


The chromosome is a term used on a package of several distinct strands of DNA often found in the genome.


The biomarker is a term used to describe a biochemical substance whose presence and structure serves as a signature of life, for example a measurable DNA/RNA or protein.