3Heredity and Biological Information

The study of genetics is currently the highlight of life science studies. The latest results of genomic research have made important contributions to our knowledge about human bodies. In contrast, they have given rise to controversial ethical issues such as human cloning. This chapter presents a descriptive history and discoveries of “classical genetics” as a basis for describing the accomplishments of modern molecular genetics. It also describes how modern genetics replaced the concept of eugenics.

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