Transmission (genetics)

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Genetic transmission is the transfer of genetic information from genes to another generation (from parent to offspring), almost synonymous with heredity,[1] or from one location in a cell to another.

It should not be confused with chromosomal translocation, which is rearrangement of parts between non-homologous chromosomes.

It should also not be confused with horizontal gene transfer, a process in which an organism incorporates genetic material from another organism without being the offspring of that organism.