Basics of Genetics

  • Nature vs Nurture Twin Theory

    This article describes the nature vs. nurture debate and how twin studies contribute to determining what factors influence an individual's personality. Also discussed are the philosophical implications of such a debate.
    By Brooke McClendon May 22, 2011 

  • How Do Nature and Nurture Influence Human Development?

    Have you been more influenced by nature (genes) or nurture (environmental factors) in your development? Both components play a vital part in all of our lives.
    By Superbwriter May 19, 2011 

  • An Overview of Human Mitochondrial Genetics

    Most eukaryotic cells possess organelles known as mitochondria. These mitochondria are quite special, due to the nature of the DNA they contain. This article discusses human mitochondrial genetics and its possible uses.
    By Finn Orfano April 13, 2011 


  • Definition and Significance of Genetic Variability

    What is genetic variability and how is it different from genetic variation? This article provides a definition of genetic variability, explains the difference with variation and details the significance of the concept.
    By Finn Orfano March 14, 2011 

  • Genetic Variation Due to Genetic Drift

    One of the processes steering allelic frequencies, is genetic drift. This random process influences genetic variation. This article discusses three ways it does this.
    By Finn Orfano March 14, 2011 

  • A Guide to the Genetics of Red-Green Color Blindness

    Color blindness is the inability to perceive differences between some specific colors that others can distinguish. Red-green color blindness is most common. Read the following article and learn more about the genetic causes of color vision deficiency...
    By Rishi Prakash January 31, 2011 


  • Classical Genetics: Mendel's Law of Independent Assortment

    What is Mendel's law of independent assortment? Learn how this second law of inheritance expands on the first, and why it doesn't always apply.
    By Kayar January 26, 2011 

  • Genes and Alleles in Population Genetics

    What is an allele? How are alleles important in population genetics? This article provides a brief overview.
    By Kayar January 17, 2011 

  • Applications of Genetic Algorithms

    Genetic algorithms are search techniques used in computer science, based on organic evolution. This article discusses some of the genetic algorithm applications that can be used in various fields.
    By Finn Orfano January 14, 2011 

  • Classical Genetics: Mendel's Law of Segregation

    Learn about Mendel's law of segregation including the definition and historical significance in classical genetics.
    By Kayar January 13, 2011 
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