What are genetics?

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


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:

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 ...
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 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 ... single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that account for some of the genetic variability between individuals, and made possible the use of genome-wide association ... It is hoped that recent advancements in the genetic etiologies of common diseases will improve pharmaceutical development ...
Management Of Baldness - Research - Genetics
... 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 ... hair growth was previously unknown to scientists and they are now attempting to gather more genetic and biological data ...