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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.
Researchers identify new gene mutation that leads to infertility in women

Researchers identify new gene mutation that leads to infertility in women

Study shows how epigenetic randomness helps cancer cells proliferate

Study shows how epigenetic randomness helps cancer cells proliferate

New research shows how molecular motors are transported into cilia

New research shows how molecular motors are transported into cilia

Study shows existence of numerous, varied genetic syndromes linked to obesity than previously thought

Study shows existence of numerous, varied genetic syndromes linked to obesity than previously thought

New UBC research reveals clues to how bacteria proliferates in lungs of cystic fibrosis patients

New UBC research reveals clues to how bacteria proliferates in lungs of cystic fibrosis patients

New genetic test may give men better view on how to deal with prostate cancer risk

New genetic test may give men better view on how to deal with prostate cancer risk

Study identifies correlations between gene data and brain activity during memory processing

Study identifies correlations between gene data and brain activity during memory processing

Multipronged study of schizophrenia-associated syndrome receives $3.1 million NIH grant

Multipronged study of schizophrenia-associated syndrome receives $3.1 million NIH grant

Scientists discover potential role for 'jumping genes' in ALS

Scientists discover potential role for 'jumping genes' in ALS

Researchers show shared genetic origin between ALS/MND and schizophrenia

Researchers show shared genetic origin between ALS/MND and schizophrenia

Researchers develop new way to assemble genome of an organism from scratch

Researchers develop new way to assemble genome of an organism from scratch

New research reveals surprising culprit involved in self-destruction of axons

New research reveals surprising culprit involved in self-destruction of axons

Researchers describe set of observable characteristics linked to congenital Zika syndrome

Researchers describe set of observable characteristics linked to congenital Zika syndrome

Research suggests way to reverse age-related and radiation-induced DNA damage

Research suggests way to reverse age-related and radiation-induced DNA damage

NHGRI researchers use facial recognition software to diagnose rare genetic disease

NHGRI researchers use facial recognition software to diagnose rare genetic disease

OTUD6B gene mutations linked to physical and intellectual deficits

OTUD6B gene mutations linked to physical and intellectual deficits

Genome sequencing approach opens door to therapy options for rare, neglected cancers

Genome sequencing approach opens door to therapy options for rare, neglected cancers

Analysis of antibodies could be new tool for predicting prognosis and choosing therapy for RA patients

Analysis of antibodies could be new tool for predicting prognosis and choosing therapy for RA patients

Study finds steady increase in BRCA testing among low-risk women

Study finds steady increase in BRCA testing among low-risk women

Researchers develop novel genetic score to calculate age-specific risk of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers develop novel genetic score to calculate age-specific risk of Alzheimer's disease