Figure 1: Gregor Mendel. Source: Wikipedia

In 1866, Gregor Johann Mendel published his work on pea plants which was the foundation for a new scientific area: Genetics. His work consisted of combining different types of pea plants and then statistically defining what happened with the heritage.

From these experiments, many scientists began to research genetics and its effect on any form of life. Since then, it has been discovered that modifying the genes of a living being can alter their physical configuration.

Imagine having the power to decide exactly what your baby will look like or to rid your body of any disease known to man. Some may say this is science fiction, but genetic engineering is a science that could produce such results.

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