The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.

Articles from March 2013

embryo biopsy
embryo biopsy or preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), diagnostic procedure, used in genetic screening (see genetic testing), in which a single cell is removed from an embryo two or three days after it has been conceived through in vitro fertilization....
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Gebrselassie, Haile
Haile Gebrselassie, 1973–, Ethiopian track athlete. Adept at both indoor and outdoor distance events as well as long-distance cross-country and marathon running, he has won major races in distances ranging from the 1,500 m to the marathon. His...
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Kir-haraseth
Kir-haraseth, Kir-hareseth, Kir-haresh, and Kirheres: see Kir2.
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Kirin (city, China)
Kirin, city: see Jilin, China.
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Kirin (province, China)
Kirin: see Jilin, prov., China.
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Kirjath-arim
Kirjath-arim (kûr´jăth-ā´rĬm) and Kirjath-baal (–bā´əl), alternative names of Kirjath-jearim.
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Peterhof
Peterhof: see Petrodvorets, Russia.
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Petrodvorets
Petrodvorets (pyĕ´trədvəryĕts´), formerly Peterhof (pĕtyĬrgôf´), city, NW European Russia, on Neva Bay of the Gulf of Finland. Administratively part of St. Petersburg, Petrodvorets is a port, a rail terminus,...
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