Genetic Research

Genetic research is defined as the study of genes’ structure, function, and impact on living beings. Genes are composed of DNA, which is the blueprint that contains information on how organisms develop and are regulated. The goal of genetic research is to study the variations in these genes that lead to human diseases and their inheritance patterns, with the ultimate aim of improving testing methods for detection of diseases and developing treatments (e.g., by switching genes on and off or by editing genes). This entry aims to explore advances in genetic research and their impact on the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of genetic conditions, including intellectual disability and developmental delay.

The realm of genetic research has rapidly evolved, powered by the knowledge and technological advancements of ...

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