The Ghost in our Genes
Our genes carry the incredible information about our past. It is this genetic information, which affects our present, because the only way forward is to look into the past. This documentary explains the science of genetics and its impact on our future life.
A gene is the basic unit of heredity in living organisms. The field of genetics before modern molecular biology, but is now known that all living things depend on DNA to pass on their traits to their offspring.
Genetics is a discipline of biology and the science of heredity and variation in living organisms. The fact that living things inherit traits from their parents has been used since prehistoric times to improve crops and animals through selective breeding.
However, the modern science of genetics, which seeks to understand the process of inheritance, only began with the work of
Gregor Mendel in the mid-nineteenth century. Despite not knowing the physical basis of heredity, Mendel observed that organisms inherit the traits of a discreet, these basic units of inheritance are now called genes.
The Ghost in our Genes,