Genetics

Biology / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
A brief summary of genetics, which is the scientific study of how physical, biochemical, and behavioral traits are transmitted from parents to their offspring.

“Genetics is a scientific study of how physical, biochemical, and behavioral traits are transmitted from parents to their offspring. The word itself was coined in 1906 by the British biologist William Bateson. Geneticists are able to determine the mechanisms of inheritance because the offspring of sexually reproducing organisms do not exactly resemble their parents, and because some of the differences and similarities between parents and offspring recur from generation to generation in repeated patterns. The investigation of these patterns has led to some of the most exciting discoveries in modern biology.”


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