Is biology your favourite subject? Have you ever wondered why we look like our parents? Are you interested in studying the concept of genes? If yes, you should consider genetics as your career option.
We always tend to compare the children to their parents with respect to their looks, as in does, the child looks more like the mother or the father. This similarity between the child and the parent has a scientific reason, the genes.
Genetics is the study of the heredity factor, which is transferred from a parent to their offsprings. Every child inherits certain traits, with few variations, from their parents like hair texture, eye colour, hair colour, height and skin colour.
There is also a high possibility that certain diseases or disorders are transmitted through the genes to the offsprings. Genetics is the study of such genes their distribution, behaviours and structure in the human body.
There are various job opportunities in this field like the genetic counsellor, clinical researcher and research scientist.
Example: James D. Watson, George M. Church, David Suzuki, Mario Capecchi, Francis Collins, and M. S. Swaminathan are few of the most famous geneticists in the world.
The concept of designer babies is developed and studied in the field of genetics. Here, particular genes associated with the disease are identified. Further, they are either altered or removed.
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