Molecular Genetics (D)

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Definition of Molecular Genetics: the sub-field of biology that studies the molecular structure and function of genes.Molecular Genetic

  • The goal of molecular behavior genetics is to find some of the many genes that contribute to a trait such as obesity, reading ability, or shyness.
  • Molecular geneticists are teaming with psychologists in search of genes that put people at risk for genetically influenced disorders.
  • Genetic tests can now reveal who is at risk for at least a dozen diseases.
  • Researchers identify genes that influence depression, schizophrenia, aggressiveness, reading disability, alcoholism, body weight, and sexual orientation.
  • Genetic traits and environment are combined together to design babies.
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