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What is Genetics ?

Genetics is defined as "the science of inheritance" and concerns the ways in which characteristics are passed from parents to their offspring. This area of study can be applied to all lifeforms, and is important for understanding some medical disorders, as well as in other disciplines such as zoology, botany and ecology.

Human Genetics and Medical Genetics are large areas of study and research.
These provide scientists with increasing knowledge of the circumstances in which particular conditions are most likely to occur. This enables tests to be made available to those who might be affected by known genetic conditions, and to those people whose children might be affected - in which case screening during pregnancy may also be available. Genetics is one of the most controversial areas of modern science.

More about Genetics:

There are many more controversial aspects of genetics generally - not just human genetics. For example, other controversies include the debate about the possible health implications of consuming genetically modified foods, and the effects of genetic modification on both the immediate farm environment and also the wider natural world.
As science continues to advance it is likely that more and more ethical issues will arise and prompt debate.


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