Beh225_Endocrine System and Genetics

Beh225_Endocrine System and Genetics - What is heredity?...

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What is heredity? According to MSN encarta (2009), " the inherited right to something, the transfer of genetically controlled characteristics such as hair color or flower color from one generation to the next in living organisms, or in genetics, the complete set of inherited characteristics of an organism.” Heredity and hormones have an important influence on human behavior. There are several systems that contribute to the human behavior. In no specfis order the system that creates the hormones is called the endocrine system. The endocrine system have a lot of important functions, such as the influence of behavioral traits. Hormones are guided by the genes, which are inherited from each parent. Everyone except scientist know how complex genes can be. So, there are different types of categories genes are placed in. Genetics is the study of how living things pass on traits from one generation to the next. Offspring are not carbon copies or “clones” of their parents, yet some traits reappear from generation to generation in predictable patterns. At the turn of the century, scientists named the basic units of inheritance (Morris & Maisto , 2005). Genetics is the study of how living things pass on traits from one generation to the next. Offspring are not carbon copies or “clones” of their parents, yet some traits reappear from generation to generation in predictable patterns. At the turn of the century, scientists named the basic units of
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course AXIA COLLE beh225 taught by Professor Doragrayemsod during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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