Basics of Genetics

  • What is Behavior Genetics?

    What is behavior genetics? In the most basic sense, behavior genetics is the study of the biological influence on how animals act and comport. Certain aspects of the field research inherited traits, while others focus directly on the genes that cause...
    By Jason C. Chavis April 29, 2010 

  • Occupations for Animal Genetics

    Beyond simple laboratory research dealing with test tubes and Petri dishes, many jobs in genetics offer a chance to work with animals. Occupations for animal genetics vary depending on the particular discipline and take the form of anything from breeding...
    By Jason C. Chavis April 18, 2010 

  • Understanding the Clinical Uses of Genetics

    The clinical uses of genetics span this entire science and new advancements are being made every year. Read on to learn more about how genetics is used in a clinical setting.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen March 31, 2010 


  • Understanding the Genetics of Rhesus Factor

    The Rhesus factor is what determines whether our blood is classified as positive or negative. Read on the learn more about the genetics of Rhesus factor.
    By  R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen March 31, 2010 

  • Types of DNA Mutations and the Diseases They Cause

    There are several different types of DNA mutations. Read on to learn what these are and some of the diseases they can cause.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen February 28, 2010 

  • Causes of Chromosomes Mutation and the Disorders They Cause

    There are several causes of chromosomes mutation. Each of these mutations can cause a variety of different diseases and conditions. Read on to learn what these mutations are and what disorders they can cause.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen February 28, 2010 


  • The DNA Replication Process: The Steps Involved in Creating Copies of Deoxyribonucleic Acid

    DNA replication is an important process resulting in the production of another copy of the DNA strand. Learn about the DNA replication steps to better understand the process.
    By DulceCorazon February 28, 2010 

  • Make a Punnett Square: Creation and Purpose

    How do I make a Punnett square? What is the purpose of a Punnett square? This article will answer both of these questions and a few more you may have.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen February 28, 2010 

  • The Pros and Cons of DNA Profiling

    The pros and cons of DNA profiling bring up questions related to privacy, civil liberties and justice. What is DNA profiling and how can it help . . .or hurt the individual?
    By DaniellaNicole February 28, 2010 

  • Understanding Female X Chromosome Inheritance Through Generations

    The X chromosome holds a great deal of ancestral genetic information. Understanding female X chromosome inheritance through generations will help you better understand the genetics of your ancestors and apply the information to your own life.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen February 28, 2010 
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