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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

Caribbean Committee for the Management of Plant Genetic Resources / Est. 1993
Regional Cooperation in Southeast Asia on Plant Genetic Resources / Est. 1993
International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain / Est. 1984
Genetic Resources Center / Est. 1989
International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy of Cancer / London, UK
International Welfare Society for Mongoloid and Retarded Children
European Genetic Counselling Club / Est. 1972
International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma / Giessen, Germany
Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors / Alexandria, Australia / Est. 1993
IUCN Biodiversity Policy Programme
Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture / Rome, Italy / Est. 1983
Arche Noah / Schiltern, Austria / Est. 1990
Latin American Network for the Conservation and Management of Animal Genetic Resources / Est. 1992
North African Seed Bank
GRAIN / Barcelona, Spain / Est. 1990
Central Pan American Bureau of Eugenics and Homiculture / Est. 1921
International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis / Charlottesville VA, USA / Est. 1996
Genetic Resources Communication, Information and Documentation System / Est. 1976
International Network for the Promotion of Genetics
European Developmental Biology Programme / Est. 1992
Latin American Association of Environmental Mutagens, Carcinogens and Teratogens / Montevideo, Uruguay / Est. 1980
Central Asian Network for Plant Genetic Resources
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

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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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