What is Genetics?
The study of genetics is a fascinating science and a useful one. It is the study of genes, genetic variation and hereditary characteristics in living organisms.
Who discovered Genetics?
Gregor Mendel is considered the father of genetics. Mendel studied ‘trait inheritance’, patterns in the way traits or characteristics are handed down from parents to offsprings. The units of inheritance are referred to as gene.
The genetic make up is what makes a person unique.
Subsequent research and study in genetics have helped us to understand chromosomes, mutations, DNA and understand evolution better.