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Word! Genetics

Word! Genetics

Genetics

(En español: Genética)

Say: juh-neh-tiks

Genetics is the study of the way physical traits and characteristics get passed down from one generation to the next. This is also called heredity. Genetics includes the study of genes, which have a special code called DNA that determines what you will look like and whether you are likely to have certain illnesses.