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Heredity has always been, in one form or another, at the center of biological

research. There is little doubt that the first scientific experimentation took place

about fifteen thousand years ago, when humans started breeding plants and

animals in order to domesticate them. Today the science of genetics seems to

advance at such a pace that even the experts have trouble keeping up with all the

developments. Now we are witnessing the expansion of our understanding of this

realm of science to levels unimaginable just a few decades ago.


This review was originally published in POLYMATH: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS & SCIENCES JOURNAL.

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