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Genetics is the science of genes, heredity, and the variation of organisms.

Humans applied knowledge of genetics in prehistory with the domestication and breeding of plants and animals.

In modern research, genetics provides important tools for the investigation of the function of a particular gene, e.g., analysis of genetic interactions.

Within organisms, genetic information generally is carried in chromosomes, where it is represented in the chemical structure of particular DNA molecules.

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