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do genetics mean a lot of things ?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: genetics is the science of inheritance for all living things, as well as some non-living things like viruses which use living things to replicate. If you have a specific question about something, and which to know whether it is inherited or not, please ask.

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