What are genetics?

  • (noun): The branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms.
    Synonyms: genetic science

Genetics

Genetics (from Ancient Greek γενετικός genetikos, "genitive" and that from γένεσις genesis, "origin"), a discipline of biology, is the science of genes, heredity, and variation in living organisms.

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Some articles on genetics:

A. W. F. Edwards - Publications - Selected Papers
... Genetics Today 3923–933 ... American Journal of Human Genetics 19233–257 ... Genetics 1541419–1426 ...
Giuseppe Sermonti - Biography - Early Life and Career
... Born in Rome, graduated in agriculture and genetics, he entered the Superior Institute of Health in 1950, founding a department of Microbiological Genetics ... He became professor of genetics at the University of Camerino, then at the University of Palermo in 1965, and finally moved to the University of Perugia in 1970, where he ... He is the discoverer of the genetic parasexual recombination in antibiotic-producing Penicillium and Streptomyces ...
Personalized Medicine - Background
... Advances in medical genetics and human genetics have enabled a more detailed understanding of the impact of genetics in disease ... nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that account for some of the genetic variability between individuals, and made possible the use of genome-wide association studies (GWAS ... It is hoped that recent advancements in the genetic etiologies of common diseases will improve pharmaceutical development ...
Management Of Baldness - Research - Genetics
... In February 2008 researchers at the University of Bonn announced they have found the genetic basis of two distinct forms of inherited hair loss, opening a broad path to treatments for baldness ... in hair growth was previously unknown to scientists and they are now attempting to gather more genetic and biological data ...
Genetics - Research and Technology - DNA Sequencing and Genomics
... One of the most fundamental technologies developed to study genetics, DNA sequencing allows researchers to determine the sequence of nucleotides in DNA fragments ...