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Gene therapy refers to an experimental approach involving the intentional alteration of genetic makeup to affect a phenotypic change.

Gene-knockout approach refers to the use of biochemical methods to direct a mutation to a particular gene that is important for certain types of cells, transmitters, or receptors
- General adaptation syndrome (GAS) : general adaptation syndrome (GAS) refers to the body's generalized attempt to defend itself against stress; consists of alarm reaction, resistance, and exhaustion.

- General aggression model (GAM) : General aggression model (GAM) refers to a broad theory that conceptualizes aggression as the result of a chain of psychological processes, which include situational events, aggressive thoughts and feelings , and interpretations of the situation

General anesthesia is defined as the reduction of pain by rendering the subject unconscious. It is the process of eliminating pain by putting the person to sleep.

General behavior trait refers to any general behavioral tendency that is strongly influenced by genes . Examples include introversion and general anxiety.

- General cognitive index (GCI) : General cognitive index (GCI) refers to a standard score with a mean of 100 and standard deviation of 16 in McCarthy's Scales of Children's Abilities

General deterrence refers to a a goal of criminal sentencing which seeks to prevent others from committing crimes similar to the one for which a particular offender is being sentenced.