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Genetics

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  • Genetics is the scientific study of genes and heredity—of how certain qualities or traits are passed from parents to offspring as a result of changes in DNA sequence. A gene is a segment of DNA that contains instructions for building one or more molecules that help the body work.

    Thumbnail: DNA double helix. (public domain; NIH - Genome Research Institute).

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