(redirected from Gene transfer)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Gene transfer: gene therapy, vertical gene transfer


A change of ownership from one person or party to another.
Copyright © 2012, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.


1. To sell.

2. To deliver.

3. To change ownership between parties for any reason.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved


1. To record a change of ownership in a security on the issuer's books.
2. To deliver a security to the buyer's broker by the seller's broker.
Is it difficult to transfer my brokerage account to a different firm?

Transferring an account to another firm is relatively easy. The first step is to open an account at the new firm. Then sign an account transfer form, which will be provided by the new firm. A representative at the new firm should be able to provide assistance if you encounter any difficulties. The transfer should be completed within two weeks.

George Riles, First Vice President and Resident Manager, Merrill Lynch, Albany, GA
Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today's Investor by David L. Scott. Copyright © 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. All rights reserved.


In a transfer, a 401(k) or IRA custodian or trustee moves the assets in your existing account directly to the custodian or trustee of your new account.

With a transfer, you don't risk failing to deposit the full amount of your withdrawal within the 60-day deadline for rollovers. And, in the case of a transfer from a 401(k) or similar retirement savings plan, nothing is withheld for income taxes.

In contrast, if you handle the rollover yourself, your employer must withhold 20% of the account value.

When securities are sent to a transfer agent for reregistration of the ownership name, this process is also known as a transfer.

Securities may be registered in the actual, or beneficial, owner's name, or in the name of a nominee, known as street name. Most stocks that are held by brokerage firms for their clients are registered in nominee name on the transfer agent's books.

Dictionary of Financial Terms. Copyright © 2008 Lightbulb Press, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
During the study funded by the National Science Foundation and the Protect Our Reefs specialty license plate, the team tested a reef region adjacent to Looe Key Reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary for activity of gene transfer agents.
Horizontal gene transfer is not only implicated in the evolution of metabolic pathways.
The authors write that the results of the first human gene trial in erectile dysfunction show that the hMaxi-K gene transfer "is a viable approach to the treatment of ED and that further studies investigating the efficacy of hMaxi-K in patients with ED should be performed."
From the first protocol involving humans, gene transfer was caught up in ethical controversy.
Transgenic monkeys produced by retroviral gene transfer into mature oocytes.
Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston is presently conducting a study using gene transfer for diabetic neuropathy.
In the case of bacteria, lateral gene transfer has been considered to be so widespread that it renders the concept of species among bacteria meaningless and makes it impossible to construct an evolutionary tree.
Some of the concerns surrounding genetic modification, according to the World Health Organization, are possible unwanted gene transfer and the potential of causing or aggravating allergic reactions.
A significant proportion (13.9%) of the fertilized eggs developed normally into blastomeres and expressed green fluorescent protein at high level after gene transfer with the PEI-SV method, and 7.6% of them survived to the trochophore stage.
These include somatic cell nuclear transfer, pronuclear transfer, mitochondrial transfer, germ cell nuclear transfer, blastocyst splitting, and artificial recombinant gene transfer. Even human/animal chimeras, which are composed of a combination of human and animal genetic materials, are being created.
Mathl gene transfer generates new cochlear hair cells in mature guinea pigs in vivo.