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Description

Genetics is a branch of biology concerned with the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in organisms.

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Organizations relating to Genetics

Genetic Resources Center / Est. 1989
International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy of Cancer / London, UK
International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma / Giessen, Germany
Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors / Alexandria, Australia / Est. 1993
Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture / Rome, Italy / Est. 1983
Arche Noah / Schiltern, Austria / Est. 1990
GRAIN / Barcelona, Spain / Est. 1990
International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis / Charlottesville VA, USA / Est. 1996
Latin American Association of Environmental Mutagens, Carcinogens and Teratogens / Montevideo, Uruguay / Est. 1980
West Indies Sugarcane Breeding and Evaluation Network / St George, Barbados
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity / Montréal QC, Canada / Est. 1993
Association of Genetic Support Australasia / Surrey Hills, Australia / Est. 1988
European Genetic Alliances' Network / Soest, Netherlands / Est. 1992
International Declaration on Human Genetic Data / Paris, France / Est. 2003
African Society of Human Genetics / Wits, South Africa / Est. 2003
European Registry of Hereditary Pancreatitis and Familial Pancreatic Cancer / Liverpool, UK
East Asian Union of Human Genetics Societies / Seoul, Korea Rep / Est. 2001
European Down Syndrome Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1987
European Society of Human Genetics / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1967
International Triticeae Mapping Initiative / Est. 1989
Latin American Association for Genetics / Est. 1969
SADC Plant Genetic Resources Centre / Lusaka, Zambia / Est. 1988
International Society of Psychiatric Genetics / Brentwood TN, USA
International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours / Harrow, UK / Est. 2005
Network for a Latin America Free of Transgenics / Quito, Ecuador / Est. 1999

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World Problems relating to Genetics

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Unsafe genetically modified food
Corporate control of genetic material
Declining breeds of cultivated plants
Genetic discrimination
Monopolization of agricultural genetic resources
Foetal alcohol syndrome
Human eugenics
Genetic weapons
Loss of agricultural biodiversity
Congenital muscular dystrophy
Vulnerability of world genetic resources
Genetic defects and diseases
Hereditary diseases
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Hereditary neuromuscular disease
Chromosome 22 disorders
Irresponsible genetic manipulation
Myotonia congenita
Congenital abnormalities
Abdominal wall defects of the newborn
Mutagenic chemicals
Diseases of metabolism
Male sterility
Mutagenic effects of drugs
Simple goitre

Action Strategies relating to Genetics

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Using genetic screening
Labelling genetically modified organisms
Expanding research on plant genetic resources
Using gene therapy
Documenting plant gene resources
Preserving gene resources
Conserving plant genetic resources

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