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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.
New study points to cannabis as trigger for schizophrenia

New study points to cannabis as trigger for schizophrenia

Obesity amplifies effects of three risk alleles linked to NAFLD

Obesity amplifies effects of three risk alleles linked to NAFLD

Cold weather increases risk of mortality in Texas, study finds

Cold weather increases risk of mortality in Texas, study finds

Study provides new understanding of molecular mechanisms that impact intellectual disability

Study provides new understanding of molecular mechanisms that impact intellectual disability

Brain’s ability to rewire after injury can lead to long-term strains

Brain’s ability to rewire after injury can lead to long-term strains

Scientists create new technique for studying how chlamydia interacts with immune system

Scientists create new technique for studying how chlamydia interacts with immune system

Combination of genetics and experience gives each individual a unique sense of smell, study finds

Combination of genetics and experience gives each individual a unique sense of smell, study finds

Genetic factors may increase person's risk for adverse effects of synthetic cannabinoids

Genetic factors may increase person's risk for adverse effects of synthetic cannabinoids

Eating soil could be detrimental to health of babies

Eating soil could be detrimental to health of babies

Whole-exome sequencing may routinely miss detecting some disease-causing genes, say researchers

Whole-exome sequencing may routinely miss detecting some disease-causing genes, say researchers

Women at highest genetic risk for fracture benefit most from hormone therapy, study finds

Women at highest genetic risk for fracture benefit most from hormone therapy, study finds

Study shows how brain genes influence food intake and dietary preferences

Study shows how brain genes influence food intake and dietary preferences

Positive CHMP opinion recognizes efficacy of Biogen’s SPINRAZA for treatment of spinal muscular atrophy

Positive CHMP opinion recognizes efficacy of Biogen’s SPINRAZA for treatment of spinal muscular atrophy

Researchers use gene-editing tool to restore visual function in mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa

Researchers use gene-editing tool to restore visual function in mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa

Alcoholism may have different effects on the brain’s reward system of women than in men

Alcoholism may have different effects on the brain’s reward system of women than in men

Study finds high degree of discordance between Myriad Genetics and public database in BRCA1 and BRCA2 variant classifications

Study finds high degree of discordance between Myriad Genetics and public database in BRCA1 and BRCA2 variant classifications

MGH researchers provide direct link between ‘leaky gut’ and chronic inflammatory disease

MGH researchers provide direct link between ‘leaky gut’ and chronic inflammatory disease

Stimulating the brain in younger age can help people stay mentally healthy in later life

Stimulating the brain in younger age can help people stay mentally healthy in later life

Penn researchers pinpoint underlying cause of Best disease

Penn researchers pinpoint underlying cause of Best disease

Twin study shows which facial features are highly influenced by genetics

Twin study shows which facial features are highly influenced by genetics