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The growth of genetics

At the time of Crick and Watson's 1953 discovery, genetic research was a very small activity, done on a shoestring budget by a handful of scientists in Europe and the US. Today it's a multimillion-pound industry - carried out in hospitals, research institutes, pharmaceutical companies and even museums throughout the world.

Genetic research has changed our lives - it's used to help solve crimes, predict diseases, find missing people and trace our ancestors. Visit the Science Museum's Who am I? gallery to find out more.

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