The basis of heredity: a genetic primer.

C. L. Munro, R. H. Pickler

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Traits seen in the neonate are a direct result of the expression of genes donated by parents at the time of conception. This article discusses the configuration of genetic material in humans, explains how an individual's genetic composition is unique, and demonstrates the importance of genetic information in determining traits related to health, disease, and individuality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-10
Number of pages4
JournalNeonatal network : NN
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Critical Care
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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