Genetics Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Genetics.

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  • 26 Encyclopedia Articles
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Encyclopedia Articles (26)

1,684 words, approx. 6 pages
Genetics Genetics is the study of the mode and mechanism of the transmission of heritable information. Heredity is the passing of a trait from one generation to the next. The heritable information of ... Read more
1,209 words, approx. 5 pages
Clinical Geneticist Medical genetics is the application of genetics to the study of human health and diseases. As a profession, medical genetics is usually a mixture of both clinical services and rese... Read more
2,079 words, approx. 7 pages
Development, Genetic Control Of Development is the process through which a multicellular organism arises from a single cell. During development, cells become specialized, or differentiated, taking on ... Read more
530 words, approx. 2 pages
Genetics Genetics is the scientific study of the structure, function, and transmission of genes in living things. The field of genetics includes many disciplines and uses many different techniques. Hi... Read more
668 words, approx. 3 pages
Individual Genetic Variation "Variety is the spice of life," or so the saying goes. In fact, it is probably more precise to say that variety is the key to life. It is genetic variation t... Read more
954 words, approx. 4 pages
Genetic Mechanisms and Development Development in plants refers to the formation of shape and pattern in the multicellular organism. While development can be influenced by environmental factors such a... Read more
2,680 words, approx. 9 pages
DNA sugar-phosphate backbone with linked bases. Molecular Plant Genetics The appearance and chemical composition of all life are determined by the action of genes functioning in the context o... Read more
4,527 words, approx. 16 pages
Genetics and Religion GENETICS AND RELIGION. Science in general, and molecular genetics and the new science of genomics in particular, contest with claims of faith on the same terrain. Genetics is a c... Read more
1,828 words, approx. 7 pages
The Fruit Fly Group Contributes Key Discoveries to Genetics Overview A successful approach to proving that genes are located on the chromosomes in a specific linear sequence evolved in the laboratory ... Read more
1,749 words, approx. 6 pages
The Genetic Foundation of Natural Selection Overview By 1900 scientists had been trying to explain how natural selection worked for 40 years. The idea proposed by Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was accept... Read more
2,127 words, approx. 8 pages
Advances in Gene Regulation, Gene Expression, and Developmental Genetics Overview The "central dogma of molecular biology," elaborated shortly after James Watson (1928- ) and Francis Cri... Read more
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Genetics and Developmental Genetics Genetics is the branch of biology dealing with heredity and attempts to explain the similarities and differences that exist between parents and offspring. Although ... Read more
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Genetics Genetics is the scientific study of heredity and variation. It is concerned with the similarities and differences between individual organisms in the same species, and in different species. T... Read more
3,693 words, approx. 13 pages
Gene and Genetics Genetics is the branch of biology concerned with the science of heredity, or the transfer of specific characteristics from one generation to the next. Genetics focuses primarily on g... Read more
933 words, approx. 4 pages
Cross and Crossing In the context of a genetic analysis, a cross refers to the deliberate mating of two parental types of an organism to produce offspring whose phenotype will be studied. Gregor Mende... Read more
1,367 words, approx. 5 pages
Genetics Genetics is the branch of biology dealing with heredity and attempts to explain the similarities and differences that exist between parents and offspring. Although hypotheses on the nature an... Read more
936 words, approx. 4 pages
Genetics and Society: Social Impacts of Genetic Advances Geneticists' increasing ability to isolate, analyze, and possibly alter the relationship between genes and specific traits in humans raises a n... Read more
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History of Genetics: Modern Genetics Since the 1950s, studies of the molecular biology of the gene have provided new answers to the fundamental questions about the mechanism of inheritance and the rel... Read more
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Mathematical Theories and Models of Genetics Mathematical theory and mathematical techniques are often critical tools in genetic research. Careful studies of data allow researchers to probe selected r... Read more
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Microbial Genetics Microbial genetics is a branch of genetics concerned with the transmission of hereditary characters in microorganisms. Within the usual definition, microorganisms include prokaryote... Read more
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Pedigree Analysis In genetics, a pedigree is a diagram of a family tree showing the relationships between individuals together with relevant facts about their medical histories. A pedigree analysis is... Read more
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Random Genetic Syndrome A syndrome is a pattern of multiple birth defects or malformations, that are all the result of a single underlying cause. There are more than 1000 different genetic syndromes k... Read more
1,177 words, approx. 4 pages
Genetics All living things pass on traits from one generation to the next according to a systematic set of "blueprints." These blueprints are contained in the long, thread-like chromosomes that lie in... Read more
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Microbial Genetics Microbial genetics is a branch of genetics concerned with the transmission of hereditary characters in microorganisms. Within the usual definition, microorganisms include prokaryote... Read more
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Genetic Research and Technology The early twenty-first century is an era of genetics. Genetic science, genetic technologies, genetically based diseases, animal and human cloning, and genetically modif... Read more
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Journalists have designated the twenty-first century the Age of Genetics. Almost every day, the media carry at least one story about breakthroughs in this fast-growing field. Unlike other science news... Read more