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Why is Mendel considered the father of genetics?

Gregor Mendel devoted his life to understanding how characteristics are transferred from one generation to the next. To make sense of this, he ran experiments with leguminous plants. On the 200th anniversary of his birth, we take a look into why his legacy is still relevant to science.