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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.
Multi-disciplinary project receives £390,000 grant to discover genetic cause of epilepsy

Multi-disciplinary project receives £390,000 grant to discover genetic cause of epilepsy

Researchers show how metabolism drives proliferation of tumor cells

Researchers show how metabolism drives proliferation of tumor cells

Study provides key insights into intergenerational transmission of obesity

Study provides key insights into intergenerational transmission of obesity

Research provides more evidence that mRNA vaccines can protect mice against Zika virus

Research provides more evidence that mRNA vaccines can protect mice against Zika virus

Mice study provides clues to how genetic variations in gut microbes influence metabolic disease

Mice study provides clues to how genetic variations in gut microbes influence metabolic disease

Experts outline new methodologies that may lead to individualized patient care

Experts outline new methodologies that may lead to individualized patient care

Researchers create novel model that reveals cellular, molecular events driving leukemia progression

Researchers create novel model that reveals cellular, molecular events driving leukemia progression

Discovery of 'molecular switch' could lead to effective new treatments for auto-immune diseases

Discovery of 'molecular switch' could lead to effective new treatments for auto-immune diseases

World's largest GWAS on proteomics uncovers molecular mechanisms of complex diseases

World's largest GWAS on proteomics uncovers molecular mechanisms of complex diseases

HMS scientists listen to crosstalk between gut microbes and immune system

HMS scientists listen to crosstalk between gut microbes and immune system

Single high-fat meal can change energy metabolism of the liver, study finds

Single high-fat meal can change energy metabolism of the liver, study finds

UNIGE researchers develop new technique to improve diagnosis of genetic diseases

UNIGE researchers develop new technique to improve diagnosis of genetic diseases

Salk scientists use mRNA to successfully treat hemophilia B in mice

Salk scientists use mRNA to successfully treat hemophilia B in mice

Combination of drugs amplifies kill rates of brain cancer tumours in mice

Combination of drugs amplifies kill rates of brain cancer tumours in mice

Analyzing copies of genes may offer new therapeutic approaches for ovarian cancer

Analyzing copies of genes may offer new therapeutic approaches for ovarian cancer

Scientists identify genetic signature of risk for type 2 diabetes

Scientists identify genetic signature of risk for type 2 diabetes

Salk scientists create circuitoids to study rhythmic pattern in neurons

Salk scientists create circuitoids to study rhythmic pattern in neurons

Study provides new insight into causes of rare metabolic disorder

Study provides new insight into causes of rare metabolic disorder

Salk professor receives inaugural Sjöberg Prize for groundbreaking cancer research

Salk professor receives inaugural Sjöberg Prize for groundbreaking cancer research

Genetic proneness to illnesses may contribute to self-reported tiredness and low energy

Genetic proneness to illnesses may contribute to self-reported tiredness and low energy