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carrier

n. in general, any person or business which transports property or people by any means of conveyance (truck, auto, taxi, bus, airplane, railroad, ship), almost always for a charge. The carrier is the transportation system and not the owner or operator of the system. There are two types of carriers: common carrier (in the regular business or a public utility of transportation) and a private carrier (a party not in the business, but agrees to make a delivery or carry a passenger in a specific instance). Regular transportation systems are regulated by states and by the Interstate Commerce Commission if they cross state lines. (See: common carrier, private carrier)

carrier

noun conveyor, dispatcher, express shipper, ferrier, shipper, steamship company, transferor, transport company
Associated concepts: air carriers, baggage, carrier by air, carrier engaged in interstate commerce, carrier for hire, carrier of goods, carrier of passengers, carrier's lien, common carriers, forwarding carriers, initial carriers, motor vehicle carrier, operrting carriers, private carriers, public carriers, railroad carriers
See also: bearer

carrier

see COMMON CARRIER, CARRIAGE BY ROAD.
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7 July 2014 - US genetic testing company Natera Inc and the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory said Monday they would collaborate to offer a broadened Horizon multi-disease genetic carrier screening test for prospective families.
24 March 2014 - US molecular diagnostics firm Good Start Genetics Inc unveiled today new findings that further show the clinical accuracy and benefit of its GoodStart Select menu of genetic carrier screening tests.
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One in 40 people, or approximately 8 million in the United States, are genetic carriers of the disease.
Such screenings are done to identify couples with genetic carriers.
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The couple also discovered they are genetic carriers of the condition, and were relieved when, two years later, scans showed Andrew was free of the condition.