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What Is Genetics?

What is genetics?

Genetics is the science of heredity and variation in living organisms.


What is genomics?

Genomics is the study of the genomes , ie. the full set of genes or chromosomes, of organisms.


What is a gene?

A gene is the most basic unit of heredity. It consists of a relatively short sequence (several thousand nucleotides) of DNA at a specific location on a chromosome that determines a particular characteristic in an organism through the production of a specific protein end-product.