Jeremy's Research blog
8 min readApr 2, 2022
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What is study of genes and their role in inheritance?

Genetics is the study of how living organisms inherit traits from their parents. The word “genetics” was first used in 1905 by English biologist William Bateson. He used it to describe the study of heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics.

Inherited traits are determined by genes, which are molecules that carry the instructions for a particular trait. Genes are passed down from parents to their children through reproduction. The offspring inherit a copy of each parent’s genes.

For example, the gene for eye color is passed down from parents to their children. If both parents have brown eyes, the child is likely to have brown eyes. If one parent has blue eyes and the other has brown eyes, the child is likely to have blue eyes.

Geneticists use a variety of techniques to study genes and inheritance. These techniques include observing and analyzing how traits are passed down from parents to their offspring and looking at the DNA sequence of genes.

By understanding genetics, we can learn more about how living organisms develop and evolve. Genetics also plays an important role in medicine, as it can be used to diagnose and treat genetic diseases.

Researchers have found that the OCT4, SOX2, and KLF4 genes can be used to reverse aging…



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