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8: Techniques of Molecular Genetics

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  • [ "article:topic-guide", "Molecular Genetics", "authorname:tnickle" ]

    Genetics is the study of the inheritance and variation of biological traits. We have previously noted that it is possible to conduct genetic research without directly studying DNA. Indeed some of the greatest geneticists had no special knowledge of DNA at all, but relied instead on analysis of phenotypes, inheritance patterns, and their ratios in carefully designed crosses.