What does genetic makeup or genotype mean?

The term genotype refers to the genetic makeup of an organism. Genome means the full set of genes of an organism. The term also can refer to the two alleles inherited for a particular gene. The genotype is expressed when the information encoded in the genes' DNA is used to make protein and RNA molecules. The expression of the genotype contributes to the individual's observable traits, called the phenotype. A lot of effort has gone into identifying the genetic landscape of pancreatic cancer in recent years. One of the key goals of pancreatic cancer research in the coming years will be to correlate genotype with phenotype characteristics by combining large-scale genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and metabolomic data based on the pancreatic cancer genome map. (Sources: unlockinglifescode.org )

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