The Ghost in our Genes

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Our genes carry unbelievable information of our past. And it is this genetic information, that affects our present, because the only way forward is to look into the past. This documentary film explains genetic science and it’s impact on our future life.

A gene is the basic unit of heredity in a living organism. The field of genetics predates modern molecular biology, but it is now known that all living things depend on DNA to pass on their traits to offspring.

Genetics is a discipline of biology and the science of heredity and variation in living organisms. The fact that living things inherit traits from their parents has been used since prehistoric times to improve crop plants and animals through selective breeding. However, the modern science of genetics, which seeks to understand the process of inheritance, only began with the work of Gregor Mendel in the mid-nineteenth century. Although he did not know the physical basis for heredity, Mendel observed that organisms inherit traits in a discrete manner-these basic units of inheritance are now called genes.

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  • Tim

    Excellent documentary!  Very interesting and helpful.

  • Tim

    Excellent documentary!  Very interesting and helpful.

  • Tim

    Excellent documentary!  Very interesting and helpful.

  • X_pure_poisen_x

    hii timorthy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eltolley Eric Tolley

    Another reason to love thy brother, you could be not only damaging the individual exposed but several generations down the line.

  • Guest Critic

    Well done. Incredibly informative and interesting.

  • gerad

    we have mental, physical ( like muscle ), and emotional memories. now, genes have memory. by the way, we also have spiritual memories which combines mental, emotional, and physical memories. these spiritual memories will be the basis God will judge us- stored memories of what we did in the past. it’s also one explanation as to why we remember things, emotionally and by genes, yet we don’t even a mental memories. the post traumatic disorder and depression deals with 2 memories, mental and emotional. victims of these disorder are normally treated with drugs deals only on mental sickness not emotional. that’s why they suffer the same because they neglect how to deal with emotional memories brought about by war ( experiencing nervousness, etc ) and painful experiences, in the case of depression. the pain , nervousness, to name a few, was stored also in their emotional memories. the feeling of pain, sadness, fear, etc.