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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

Corporate control of genetic material
Declining breeds of cultivated plants
Genetic discrimination
Monopolization of agricultural genetic resources
Unsafe genetically modified food
Foetal alcohol syndrome
Human eugenics
Genetic weapons
Loss of agricultural biodiversity
Underutilized animal genetic resources
Congenital limb reduction defects
Simple goitre
Myopathy associated with congenital articular rigidity
Hybridization of wild animal species
Environmental plant diseases
Diseases of metabolism
Male sterility
Irresponsible release of genetically engineered micro-organisms
Genetic defects and diseases
Consanguineous marriage
Congenital abnormalities
Hereditary diseases
Congenital immune deficiencies
Genetic sexual attraction
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Action Strategies relating to Genetics

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Mapping genes
Supporting people with genetic defects
Requiring safety of genetically modified food
Studying genetic defects and diseases
Maintaining agricultural genetics database
Preserving genetic diversity
Banning genetically modified foods
Labelling genetically modified organisms
Maintaining contact among geneticists
Involving local communities in the conservation of plant genetic resources
Protecting against hazards in genetic engineering
Using genetic screening
Using gene therapy
Creating genetically modified organisms
Preserving genetic diversity in cultivated plants
Developing environmental risk assessment for genetically modified crops
Developing transgenic crops
Preserving gene resources
Maintaining database on plant genetic resources
Exploring hybrid seed varieties
Developing intellectual property rights systems in biodiversity conservation
Conserving plant genetic resources
Providing access to genetic resources
Controlling release of genetically modified organisms
Advancing genetics

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