[ countable , uncountable ] a statement that says what you think will happen; the act of making s


A drug which has no physical effects, used in pharmaceutical tests to compare the physical effects o

Placebo Effect

The placebo effect is when someone's condition improves because they think they are taking

A side effect

An extra, usually bad, occurrence caused by taking a drug.


[ uncountable , countable ] information, documents, etc. that show that something is true positiv


A test done in order to learn something or to find out whether something works or is true


A part of the DNA in a cell which contains information in a special pattern received by each animal

Genetic Engineering / Modification

Changing the structure of the genes of a living thing in order to make it healthier or stronger or m

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Plants, animals or micro organisms that have changed through genetic engineering.


A plant or animal which has the same genes as the original from which it was produced


The deliberate large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system, in order to try and con


A prefix for things related to computers, especially the internet.

High-Tech / Hi-Tech

Using the most advanced and developed machines and methods.
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