Analytical Study of Human Genetic Traits in the Offspring as Inherited from the Male and Female Parent

All complex living things, plants, animals and humans contain materials that allow them to pass traits to their offspring. In the cells of all living things, genetic material resides inside the nucleus waiting to decide the traits of future generations. Genes containing DNA, one from each parent, line up on pairs of chromosomes. Hundreds or thousands of genes may exist on one chromosome. A human cell contains just 23 pairs of chromosomes but may contain up to 35,000 genes (O’Neil, 2011).

Human genetics describes the study of inheritance as it occurs in human beings (Wikipedia, 2011). Genes can be the common factor of the qualities of most human-inherited traits. Study of human genetics can be useful as it can answer questions about human nature, understand the diseases and development of effective disease treatment, and understand genetics of human life.

This paper entitled, “Analytical Study of Human Genetic Traits in the Offspring as Inherited from the Male and Female Parent” seeks to give a substantial overview on the inherited human genetic traits acquired by the offspring from its parents. This likewise show how often genetic traits are contributed by the male parent, by the female parent or both.

The dominance and recessiveness of human genetics traits inherited by the offspring was has been traced and has been analyzed to better understand the concepts of human genetics.

The genes that determine traits have variations known as alleles. These determine slight differences in traits such as whether or not a person has dimples. Inherited alleles may be identical or different. Alleles interact in different ways. One way is to behave in a dominant and recessive manner. The dominant allele trait always presents itself when alleles differ. However, the recessive trait only presents when both alleles are recessive. This interaction only applies to traits determined by a single gene. When more than a single gene determines traits, other more complicated interactions occur.

Through this study, the researcher hopes to contribute a more understandable concept in the study of human genetics as substantiated by the data gathered. Moreover, an easier approach in studying human genetics is also aimed to radiate by this study.


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Genetics Research Paper (Human Genetics)