The knowledge that we have today regarding heredity, character traits and the human genome helps scientists and researchers discover new information about what makes human beings “human.” Over time, technology has helped science develop and test theories about genetics. During the 20th century the major breakthrough in genetics came with the discovery of DNA structure as well as the DNA code, genes and amino acids. When put together, scientists and researchers are able to target and identify key parts of our DNA and genetic makeup for variations that can lead to viruses or the development of certain traits in future generations. Although major strides have been made in the past few centuries with regards to genetics, there are still many questions to be answered and new things to discover everyday. Learn more about the history of genetics and see how researchers are working to tackle difficult problems now and into the future by reading through the infographic we put together below.
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