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Genetics
Genetics is the science of heredity; it includes the science of what genes are, how they carry information, how they are replicated and passed to subsequent generations of cells or passed between organisms, and how the expression of their information within that organism determines the particular characteristics of that organism.
Genome
The genetic information in an organism.

Including: chromosomes and plasmids
chromosomes
are structures containing DNA that physically carry hereditary information; the chromosomes contain the gene.
genes
genes are segments of DNA (except in some viruses, in which they are made of RNA) that code for functional products.