Genetics Of Humans
Human genetics is the study of inheritance as it occurs in human beings. Human genetics encompasses a variety of overlapping fields including: classical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, biochemical genetics, genomics, population genetics, developmental genetics, clinical genetics, and genetic counseling. Genes can be the common factor of the qualities of most human-inherited traits. Study of human genetics can be useful as it can answer questions about human nature, understand the diseases and development of effective disease treatment, and understand genetics of human life. This article describes only basic features of human genetics; for the genetics of disorders please see: Medical genetics.
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“To not be afraid in our world is the message that doesnt derive from reason, but maybe from this mysterious capacity given to humans which we callnot without a little embarrassmentfaith.”
—Friedrich Dürrenmatt (19211990)