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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.
Scientists identify unusual mutations in endometriosis using gene sequencing tools

Scientists identify unusual mutations in endometriosis using gene sequencing tools

Use of postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing loss

Use of postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing loss

Blavatnik fund to accelerate research in life sciences

Blavatnik fund to accelerate research in life sciences

Metabolite 'signatures' can accurately distinguish typhoid from other fever-inducing diseases

Metabolite 'signatures' can accurately distinguish typhoid from other fever-inducing diseases

New UCI Malaria Initiative aims to disrupt deadly disease transmission in Africa

New UCI Malaria Initiative aims to disrupt deadly disease transmission in Africa

UT Southwestern researchers uncover mechanism linked to balding and hair graying

UT Southwestern researchers uncover mechanism linked to balding and hair graying

Study findings suggest how progranulin deficiency causes frontotemporal dementia

Study findings suggest how progranulin deficiency causes frontotemporal dementia

New studies uncover socioeconomic disparities linked to health of lupus patients

New studies uncover socioeconomic disparities linked to health of lupus patients

Study shows how influenza A hijacks human cellular machinery to replicate

Study shows how influenza A hijacks human cellular machinery to replicate

New conference aims to improve understanding of how advances in genomics influence society

New conference aims to improve understanding of how advances in genomics influence society

Genetic study outlines path to personalize breast cancer risk assessment and treatment

Genetic study outlines path to personalize breast cancer risk assessment and treatment

International consensus addresses research bottlenecks to diagnose rare genetic diseases

International consensus addresses research bottlenecks to diagnose rare genetic diseases

Children with single-ventricle disease have higher rates of brain abnormalities at each stage of surgery

Children with single-ventricle disease have higher rates of brain abnormalities at each stage of surgery

Scientists uncover thousands of human genes that are expressed differently in the two sexes

Scientists uncover thousands of human genes that are expressed differently in the two sexes

New mutation predisposes patients under osteoporosis treatment to atypical femur fractures, study finds

New mutation predisposes patients under osteoporosis treatment to atypical femur fractures, study finds

New study uses 10x Genomics’ Single Cell 3’ Solution to unravel stem cell self-renewal mechanism

New study uses 10x Genomics’ Single Cell 3’ Solution to unravel stem cell self-renewal mechanism

Researchers show how Epstein-Barr virus manages to persist inside immune system's B cells

Researchers show how Epstein-Barr virus manages to persist inside immune system's B cells

Myriad and Clovis ink deal on FDA-approved BRACAnalysis CDx test to identify patients with germline BRCA mutations for rucaparib treatment

Myriad and Clovis ink deal on FDA-approved BRACAnalysis CDx test to identify patients with germline BRCA mutations for rucaparib treatment

Discovery of protein that causes liver disease brings hope for new treatments

Discovery of protein that causes liver disease brings hope for new treatments

Researchers develop fruit fly-based model to improve understanding of polycystic kidney disease

Researchers develop fruit fly-based model to improve understanding of polycystic kidney disease