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.
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DNA sequencing is defined as establishing all or part of a person's exact DNA sequence. It enables you to retrieve information on genes and proteins and cross-reference them to gain a better understanding of their biological function.
- DNA sequencing is a complex topic and not for the faint of heart. The sites below were chosen for their straightforward explanations of the process.
Human Genome Project
, completed in 2003, was a 13-year project that aimed to identify and sequence all the genes in human DNA. Visit the site to find out what DNA sequencing is and to learn more about the project.
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