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Chapter 7
Genetics and Inheritance

Multiple alleles
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In the information contained in this chapter explains yet again how all things are connected.  By explaining Gregor Mendel's' work, and connecting it to what we already know about the chromosomes, how it replicates, and where it is located, gives us another view of another level of continuity.  This time it is a continuity through inheritance.  One of the characteristics of life, discussed in the first chapter, is that of having the ability to inherit traits from a previous generation.  Gregor Mendel gave us the basis for understanding how individuals receive the necessary information from our parents.  An understanding of mendelian genetics helps physicians and genetic counselors predict the possibility of certain diseases being seen in future generations.