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Genotypic Augmentation
Modification or augmentation that effects only the genotype of the gametes and descendants of an organism. Genotypic augmentation is biological or genetic modification or augmentation that effects only the genotype of the gametes and descendants of an organism. It does not alter the characteristics of the user, or of clones from the user's somatic cells, but it does modify that of all of the user's offspring. Contrast with phenotypic augmentation.
 
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
modified by Stephen Inniss
Initially published on 31 October 2001.

 
 
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