The idea of genetics sparks exciting ideas, as well as fears, about the future. Yet genetics research is already benefiting many areas of New Zealand’s society, economy and environment.
Genetics is at work improving our primary sector, conserving wildlife, fuelling innovative exports, and uncovering our local and global heritage. Genetic and genomic research is also helping to identify and treat diseases, and better understand our health.
Read on and follow the links to find great examples of how genetics and its related areas are helping us everyday.