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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.
World's first licence for mitochondrial donation IVF may enable women to have disease-free babies

World's first licence for mitochondrial donation IVF may enable women to have disease-free babies

Drosophila models help illuminate molecular mechanisms underlying nephrotic syndrome

Drosophila models help illuminate molecular mechanisms underlying nephrotic syndrome

Scientists identify genetic clues to chronic kidney disease

Scientists identify genetic clues to chronic kidney disease

Dietary anti-cancer compound from broccoli may work by influence on long non-coding RNAs

Dietary anti-cancer compound from broccoli may work by influence on long non-coding RNAs

Researchers unravel protein dosage compensation mechanism in genes

Researchers unravel protein dosage compensation mechanism in genes

Frequent interactions with family members can impact age of autism diagnosis, research reveals

Frequent interactions with family members can impact age of autism diagnosis, research reveals

Drug combination delivered by nanoparticles may keep melanoma from becoming resistant to treatment

Drug combination delivered by nanoparticles may keep melanoma from becoming resistant to treatment

Study: Common drug used to prevent preterm births provides no benefit but may cause side effects

Study: Common drug used to prevent preterm births provides no benefit but may cause side effects

Scientists create first model of anorexia nervosa using iPSCs derived from adolescent females

Scientists create first model of anorexia nervosa using iPSCs derived from adolescent females

Pill form of C-diff treatment could be effective, easier for patients and physicians, study shows

Pill form of C-diff treatment could be effective, easier for patients and physicians, study shows

Researchers discover new way to curb chronic pain

Researchers discover new way to curb chronic pain

VUMC’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network solves medical mysteries using advanced technologies

VUMC’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network solves medical mysteries using advanced technologies

Beneficial bacteria may be key to reverse gut inflammation seen in inflammatory bowel diseases

Beneficial bacteria may be key to reverse gut inflammation seen in inflammatory bowel diseases

Swansea University experts assess contribution of ultra-rare genetic variation in common epilepsies

Swansea University experts assess contribution of ultra-rare genetic variation in common epilepsies

New study aims to better define which type 2 diabetes patients benefit most from gastric surgery

New study aims to better define which type 2 diabetes patients benefit most from gastric surgery

Rutgers study discovers that chemical used to detect amyloid plaques increases roundworm lifespan

Rutgers study discovers that chemical used to detect amyloid plaques increases roundworm lifespan

Researchers take important step forward in disabling cancer cells' defences

Researchers take important step forward in disabling cancer cells' defences

Researchers discover genetic bases of Opitz C syndrome

Researchers discover genetic bases of Opitz C syndrome

Researchers complete design phase for fully synthetic yeast genome

Researchers complete design phase for fully synthetic yeast genome

Researchers identify new gene that can lead to sudden death among young people

Researchers identify new gene that can lead to sudden death among young people