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Behavioural Genetics class 1: Science behind behaviour

Structural and biochemical traits are well studied in modern day science. We have enough data regarding genes and its governing characters. Each protein is encoded by the particular gene and is important for the survival of an organism.  But can we study behavioural characters of an organism based on Genetic traits? Well, a behaviour is

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Importance of cell-free DNA in NIPD

  Cultural merging invited many inherited disorders in different cultures. Those alleles which remained recessively safer in some population are now becoming lethal and vulnerable in other population. Thalassemia, sickle cell anaemia, Huntington’s disease, cystic fibrosis and other genetic disorders are substantially increased in each and every population every day. Though genetic counselling and screening

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Epigenetic class 1: What is epigenetic?

Different types of epigenetic modifications in the genome.   “ Change in phenotype without a change of genotype or change in the phenotype is results from an alteration in gene expression, not by a gene mutation.”   Alteration in the phenotype of any character is originated from a change in genotype. If any mutation occurs

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