noun (used with a singular verb)
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Genetics alone does not an eating disorder make, generally speaking, and Bulik points out that environment still plays a role.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Nature and nurture, genetics and family background all come into play.
“Keep in mind that our body shape is often determined by genetics,” says Dr. Ball.
Recent research has shown perfectionism to be an issue of genetics.Face It—We Rubes Will Never Live Like Gwyneth and Jennifer Aniston|Rachel Bertsche|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Genetics, environmental factors, and other variables contribute to weight gain and eating disorders.
They also opened new horizons for hypotheses in astronomy, genetics, anthropology.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
It is absolutely necessary that genealogy go into partnership with genetics, the general science of heredity.
The specimen for genetics, which he had almost forgotten about, arrived an hour before he was scheduled to depart.Membership Drive|Murray F. Yaco
We strongly object to any such misuse of the word, which should designate the application of genetics to the human race.
Eugenics is the science of reproducing better humans by applying the established laws of genetics or heredity.Sex-education|Maurice Alpheus Bigelow
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The study of heredity, or how the characteristics of living things are transmitted from one generation to the next. Every living thing contains the genetic material that makes up DNA molecules. This material is passed on when organisms reproduce. The basic unit of heredity is the gene. (See chromosomes; dominant trait; genetic code; Gregor Mendel; recessive trait; and sexual reproduction.)