Chapter

By Way of Background

in Genomes and What to Make of Them

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780226172958
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226172965 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226172965.003.0002
By Way of Background

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This chapter provides a broad-brush picture of genetics and the beginnings of genomics both as knowledge and as activities and an initial description of some of the ideas, theories, methods and procedures, instrumental resources, and experimental systems that will be referred to in subsequent chapters. The discussion covers inherited traits, inherited molecules, and practice and techniques in genetics and genomics.

Keywords: genetics; genomics; inherited traits; molecules; experimental procedures

Chapter.  11601 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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