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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 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

Study shows how errors in specific gene can cause growth defects linked to dwarfism

Study shows how errors in specific gene can cause growth defects linked to dwarfism

Study finds link between depression and initiation of e-cigarette use among college students

Study finds link between depression and initiation of e-cigarette use among college students

High-pressure culture of sports could increase risk of substance addiction among athletes, study finds

High-pressure culture of sports could increase risk of substance addiction among athletes, study finds

Scientists identify new biomarkers that could guide bowel cancer treatment

Scientists identify new biomarkers that could guide bowel cancer treatment

Duke Health researchers identify potential new drug target for Huntington's disease

Duke Health researchers identify potential new drug target for Huntington's disease

Defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins may be linked to neurodegenerative diseases

Defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins may be linked to neurodegenerative diseases

Research suggests new type of congenital muscular dystrophy

Research suggests new type of congenital muscular dystrophy

Salk study finds similar algorithm governing the brain and Internet

Salk study finds similar algorithm governing the brain and Internet

Study discovers new form of congenital muscular dystrophy caused by faulty INPP5K gene

Study discovers new form of congenital muscular dystrophy caused by faulty INPP5K gene

Scientists identify gene variants that predispose children to developing Kawasaki disease

Scientists identify gene variants that predispose children to developing Kawasaki disease

Researchers uncover key molecular pathways behind gut bacterial imbalance during inflammation

Researchers uncover key molecular pathways behind gut bacterial imbalance during inflammation

Wills Eye expert discusses what patients need to know about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Wills Eye expert discusses what patients need to know about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Genetic variant encoded in NCF1 linked to increased risk for autoimmune diseases, study shows

Genetic variant encoded in NCF1 linked to increased risk for autoimmune diseases, study shows

Geneticists use evolutionary history to shine light on plethora of neurodevelopmental disorders

Geneticists use evolutionary history to shine light on plethora of neurodevelopmental disorders

UCLA researchers identify drug combinations that may be successful in reducing growth of bacteria

UCLA researchers identify drug combinations that may be successful in reducing growth of bacteria

MGH researchers develop novel approach to analyze brainwave activity during sleep

MGH researchers develop novel approach to analyze brainwave activity during sleep

New study uncovers important links between glioblastoma and epileptic seizures

New study uncovers important links between glioblastoma and epileptic seizures