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Genetics is the study of genes and heredity. Heredity is the passing of genetic information and traits (such as eye color and an increased chance of getting a certain disease) from parents to offspring.
Study finds link between gene mutation and retinitis pigmentosa in U.S. Hispanic families

Study finds link between gene mutation and retinitis pigmentosa in U.S. Hispanic families

Researchers develop new technique to capture neuron activity

Researchers develop new technique to capture neuron activity

Cancers manipulate natural cell process to promote their survival, research suggests

Cancers manipulate natural cell process to promote their survival, research suggests

Chicken models may shed light on how humans develop sensitive daytime vision

Chicken models may shed light on how humans develop sensitive daytime vision

Combined effect of genetic change and ozone exposure could increase risk for autism

Combined effect of genetic change and ozone exposure could increase risk for autism

Cancer cells may lose copies of ribosomal DNA to enable faster proliferation, study shows

Cancer cells may lose copies of ribosomal DNA to enable faster proliferation, study shows

Scientists discover link between sugar metabolism and peroxisomal biogenesis disorders

Scientists discover link between sugar metabolism and peroxisomal biogenesis disorders

Researchers identify first definitive risk genes for Tourette Syndrome

Researchers identify first definitive risk genes for Tourette Syndrome

Study suggests sons of older fathers have characteristics of ‘geeks’

Study suggests sons of older fathers have characteristics of ‘geeks’

Vast numbers of peripheral genes can influence diseases, Stanford researchers suggest

Vast numbers of peripheral genes can influence diseases, Stanford researchers suggest

New tool may predict chances for cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's disease

New tool may predict chances for cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's disease

Genetic mutation could be cause of severe eczema, research finds

Genetic mutation could be cause of severe eczema, research finds

Research findings lay groundwork for developing more targeted treatments for deadly neuroblastomas

Research findings lay groundwork for developing more targeted treatments for deadly neuroblastomas

Researchers discover mutations in CARD11 gene that lead to eczema

Researchers discover mutations in CARD11 gene that lead to eczema

Study explores factors, patterns that predict use of restrictive feeding for children

Study explores factors, patterns that predict use of restrictive feeding for children

Lack of 'editing' in microRNAs can potentially drive brain cancers

Lack of 'editing' in microRNAs can potentially drive brain cancers

UAB medical professionals provide few tips to help men get healthy

UAB medical professionals provide few tips to help men get healthy

Blocking newly discovered cellular pathway could help control tumor growth

Blocking newly discovered cellular pathway could help control tumor growth

Monounsaturated fats promote fatty liver disease, study finds

Monounsaturated fats promote fatty liver disease, study finds

Study identifies new susceptibility loci for lung cancer

Study identifies new susceptibility loci for lung cancer