Introduction to Genetics



Genetics is a branch of biology that studies heredity and how certain characteristics or traits are passed from parents to offspring. The modern study of genetics began with the research of Gregor Mendel in the mid-1800s. His discoveries paved the way for today’s understanding of the role of genetics in human development and in the treatment of genetic disorders.

Introduction to Genetics

Whether you’re a parent who wants to help her child with homework, or you just want a better understanding of genetics, the Web is a great place to turn for an introduction to genetics.

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  • As with many cutting-edge sciences, human genetics—particularly the manipulation of genes—is a controversial issue. Bear this in mind as you visit the Web sites below and consider who their sponsors are.

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Genetic Disorders

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DNA Sequencing

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Genetic Research

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Genetic Testing

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Genetics News

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