By Lisa Yount

Because the sunrise of time, humans have spotted that participants of households are inclined to glance alike, having related hair or eye colour, for example. equally, historical farmers and herders learned that in the event that they mated, or bred, crops or animals with fascinating qualities (such because the skill to develop quick or face up to disease), they'd a greater than ordinary probability of acquiring offspring with these features. nonetheless, the particular technology of genetics and genetic engineering is just approximately a hundred years outdated. Many genetic engineers and biologists have contributed to new understandings of heredity and the methods genes should be manipulated to stimulate convinced features in dwelling issues. "Modern Genetics" profiles 14 women and men who have been one of the leaders in making vital genetic discoveries in study and new applied sciences. Profiles contain James Watson, Francis Crick, Herbert Boyer, Stanley N. Cohen, Michael Bishop, and Harold Varmus.

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