Is a kind of meta-tag for ?

If a question is about how genes are passed to child, could I add both tags? If not, should be preferred each time it applies?

But when does it apply? Is inheritance specific to the next generation?

To sum up: What is the usage for those 2 tags.

  • $\begingroup$ IMO inheritance should not have existed. $\endgroup$
    Commented Dec 18, 2016 at 5:27

2 Answers 2


I have merged questions tagged with with .

Also, I have synonymized with (master tag).


Genetics is a vast area. Inheritance is only one phenomenon studied in genetics. So IMO that is more specific term.

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    $\begingroup$ But is there a case where genetics is not about inheritance? $\endgroup$
    – Quidam
    Commented Jan 23, 2017 at 8:29
  • $\begingroup$ Then, for 1. more nonspecific purpose, genetics tag could be used. 2. For more specific purpose, such as variation (no tags yet, recombination and mutation are 2 close tag), gene-expression, etc. appropriate tage may be used. $\endgroup$
    – user25568
    Commented Jan 23, 2017 at 8:47
  • $\begingroup$ Seems a bit too complicated and specific to me. The simpler the better IMO. $\endgroup$
    – Quidam
    Commented Jan 23, 2017 at 8:52

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