Genetics is the branch of biology which deals with heredity and variation in living organisms. The modern science of genetics started with the work of Gregor Mendel in the mid-nineteenth century. He found that organisms inherit traits in a discrete way and the basic units of inheritance are now called genes.
Collection of articles assembled to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA. Topics include history, recent developments, ethical concerns and other issues related to the genetic revolution, and the role of the news media in science.
Provides a range of notes including landmarks, basic terms and rules, chromosomes and genes, population genetics, viral and bacterial genetics, and plant genetics. Includes links to related resources .