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Genetics: Why Genetics?

Double Helix

An illustration of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) molecule. DNA is composed of two strands twisted into a double helix. DNA contains sections called genes that encode the body's genetic information, determining each cell's structure, function and behavior.

DNA Double Helix. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 11 Oct 2013

Why Genetics?

The study of genetics has left a footprint on many academic disciplines; biology, chemistry and physics, pharmacology, medicine, genetic counseling, forensics and law, business and economic development, agriculture and alternative energy to name just a few.  The history of the science is one of intrigue and the ethical implications are complex.  This guide is intended for those wanting a better understanding of these "building blocks of life" for either academic, professional or personal reasons.

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