GENetics is where it all begins.
'gen' means beginning
Some scientists are curious about basic questions of life: Where did it come from? Why is it so varied? Why do children look like their parents?

To answer these questions, they study a type of biology called GENetics (juh-net-icks). "Gen" means beginning.

Genetics is the science of genes and how traits are passed on from one generation to the next.

People who study genes are geneticists (juh-net-i-sists).