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Genetics (C4)

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HESA Subject Description CUG Subject
Genetics (C400) The scientific study of origin, heredity and variation in organisms; includes the inheritance of biological information. Biological Sciences
Applied genetics (C410) Topics in genetics of commercial or social importance, e.g. in animal and plant breeding, but not exclusively involving Genetic Engineering, which is coded as C460. Biological Sciences
Human genetics (C420) The study of the genetics of the human species, including chromosome theory and the mechanism of gene action. Biological Sciences
Medical & veterinary genetics (C430) The investigation of genetic anomalies' and their treatment. Biological Sciences
Medical genetics (C431) The investigation of genetic abnormalities and their treatment in humans. Biological Sciences
Veterinary genetics (C432) The investigation of genetic abnormalities and their treatment in animals. Biological Sciences
Molecular genetics (C440) The study of genetic factors and processes at molecular level. Biological Sciences
Transcriptomics (C441) The study of transcriptomics; the branch of chemistry which deals with the study of messenger RNA molecules produced in one or a population of cell types. Biological Sciences
Genomics (C450) The branch of genetics that studies organisms in terms of their genomes (their full DNA sequences). Biological Sciences
Functional genomics (C451) The study of functional genomics; the branch of molecular biology that uses data produced by genomic projects (such as genome sequencing projects) to describe gene (and protein) functions and interactions. Functional genomics focuses on the dynamic aspects such as gene transcription, translation, and protein-protein interactions. Biological Sciences
Genome organisation (C452) The study of adult stem cells, chromosome duplication, chromosome structure, comparative mapping, gene mapping, genome rearrangements, ploidy, Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP), genome evolution and telomeres. Biological Sciences
Genetic engineering (C460) The use of various methods to manipulate the DNA (genetic material) of cells to change hereditary traits or produce biological products. Biological Sciences
Population genetics & evolution (C470) The study of speciation and population genetics, gene flow/population structure, hybrid zones, island populations, genetic drift and conservation genetics. This includes adaptation and the evolution of life histories. Biological Sciences
Genetics not elsewhere classified (C490) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects which do  fit into other Genetics categories.  To be used sparingly. Biological Sciences