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From Mendelian inheritance to molecular genomics: a brief appreciation of genetics

Author: Tim Nguyen (University of Iowa)

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Biology is one of many sciences advancing society and the human conquest for knowledge. Its transition from speculation to lifestyle has been a turbulent ride for centuries, but nevertheless, implications for health improvement has only allowed the field to be advocated by more and more people beyond the professions. Revolutionary findings in genetics increased rapidly for either the advancement of knowledge or its promise for medicine, and while its celebration is heard in academia and achievements like Nobel Prizes, many of the details and reasons for these celebrations are not fully understood. In this mini retrospect, I reflect on a fraction of breakthroughs in genetics as a valuable biological tool and the reasons for why there is great appreciation and anticipation in the field today—and tomorrow.

Keywords: Genetics, Genomics, History, Biology

How to Cite:

Nguyen, T., (2019) “From Mendelian inheritance to molecular genomics: a brief appreciation of genetics”, Synthesis: A Digital Journal of Student Science Communication 3(1), p.1-4. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/2643-8410.1022

Rights: Copyright © 2019 Tim Nguyen

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Published on
31 Dec 2019
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CC BY 4.0