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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.
'Human knockouts': Genetics in families reveals basic biology and possible therapeutics for disorders

'Human knockouts': Genetics in families reveals basic biology and possible therapeutics for disorders

Developmental Split-Brain syndrome discovery

Developmental Split-Brain syndrome discovery

Study shows new prospects for understanding mechanisms underlying vision

Study shows new prospects for understanding mechanisms underlying vision

Researchers identify three novel genetic mutations linked to Fuchs dystrophy

Researchers identify three novel genetic mutations linked to Fuchs dystrophy

Human Vaccines Project, VUMC and Illumina team up to decipher genetic underpinnings of immune system

Human Vaccines Project, VUMC and Illumina team up to decipher genetic underpinnings of immune system

Study identifies potential link between genes and treatment response in children with CAE

Study identifies potential link between genes and treatment response in children with CAE

Feinstein Institute research may lead to new treatment option for low-grade gliomas

Feinstein Institute research may lead to new treatment option for low-grade gliomas

Antimicrobial protein reduces creamy white lesions linked to oral thrush in mouse models

Antimicrobial protein reduces creamy white lesions linked to oral thrush in mouse models

Salk Institute receives additional $3 million Glenn Foundation gift to continue aging research

Salk Institute receives additional $3 million Glenn Foundation gift to continue aging research

High level of protein appears to diminish energy burning power of brown fat

High level of protein appears to diminish energy burning power of brown fat

Gene CRY1 variant alters circadian clock contributing to delayed sleep phase disorder, study finds

Gene CRY1 variant alters circadian clock contributing to delayed sleep phase disorder, study finds

Researchers identify genetic cause of rare neurological movement disorder

Researchers identify genetic cause of rare neurological movement disorder

Genomic analysis technologies: past, present and future

Genomic analysis technologies: past, present and future

New research explores how genetic factors may be linked to low cervical cancer rates in Western Asia

New research explores how genetic factors may be linked to low cervical cancer rates in Western Asia

Muscle genetics plays crucial role in success of marathon runners, study shows

Muscle genetics plays crucial role in success of marathon runners, study shows

Salk scientists discover chemical cocktail that enables stem cells to generate tissues

Salk scientists discover chemical cocktail that enables stem cells to generate tissues

Urinary biomarkers may help identify OSA in children with Down syndrome

Urinary biomarkers may help identify OSA in children with Down syndrome

Researchers solve medical mystery through genetics

Researchers solve medical mystery through genetics

BWH researchers develop ‘age-predicting clock’ for studying how to extend lifespan

BWH researchers develop ‘age-predicting clock’ for studying how to extend lifespan

MSU and Venn Therapeutics develop promising therapy to delay B16 melanoma tumor growth

MSU and Venn Therapeutics develop promising therapy to delay B16 melanoma tumor growth