Practical Applications of Genetics

This article gives the details of Application of Genetics,Application of Genetics in Improvement of Agriculture,Application of Genetics in Medical field,Legal Application of Genetics and Eugenics.

Genetic engineering is being used in breeding of live stocks. A new pig variety immune to influenza virus is bred in Munich.

Application of Genetics in Improvement of Agriculture

In the same way by using Genetic engineering several superior variety of food crops have produced both in quality and quantity. A number of 'super vegetables' have already been developed in Germany. Work is being carried out on a type of a sugar beet with resistance to specific diseases.

Application of Genetics in Medical field

Application of Genetics in Medical field is vast. Many heredity diseases have been controlled by medical genetics.

Legal Application of Genetics

There are legal applications of the principles of the heredity. Analysis of blood type, a genetically determined character is used to solve court cases of disputed percentage. Questions of baby mix ups in hospitals, illegitimate children and estimate claims are often clarified by genetics.


The genetic principles are used for the improvement of human race. Although it is impossible to apply the same breeding techniques to human beings which are used for plants and other domestic animals, but it is possible to apply some of our knowledge of heredity to man.


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