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The branch of biology that deals with heredity; especially, the mechanisms of hereditary transmission and the variations of inherited characteristics among similar or related organisms.
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geno-, gen-, genit-, gener-, -gen
genus, genesis-, -gen, -gene, -genesis, -genetic, -genic, -geny, -genous
-ics, -tics [-ac after i]
The science concerned with biological inheritance; that is, with the causes of the resemblances and differences among related individuals.
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The branch of genetics that deals with the application of genetic knowledge to legal problems and legal proceedings.
Forensic genetics is also a branch of forensic medicine which more broadly investigates the application of medical knowledge that were applicable to legal matters.
This is not a new field. Long before the era of DNA fingerprinting investigators used blood grouping, HLA typing, and other tests of genetic markers in blood to try to determine who did it (and, more often, who did not do it).
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The study of the passage of traits from parents to offspring.