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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.
Penn researchers receive two new post-doctoral training grants for genomic science

Penn researchers receive two new post-doctoral training grants for genomic science

Researchers discover potential way to trigger regeneration, repair of damaged heart cells

Researchers discover potential way to trigger regeneration, repair of damaged heart cells

Study: More than 80% of women at risk for breast, ovarian cancer have not taken simple genetic test

Study: More than 80% of women at risk for breast, ovarian cancer have not taken simple genetic test

Altered secretion behavior of fatty liver can lead to damage of other organs

Altered secretion behavior of fatty liver can lead to damage of other organs

Fruit flies' pheremones reveal sexual attractiveness of females

Fruit flies' pheremones reveal sexual attractiveness of females

Novel blood test identifies tumor-derived DNA in early-stage cancer patients

Novel blood test identifies tumor-derived DNA in early-stage cancer patients

Study offers novel insights into how genetic variants play key role in human immune system

Study offers novel insights into how genetic variants play key role in human immune system

Understanding the rise in NTM infections

Understanding the rise in NTM infections

Scientists develop new technique for 3D printing of living tissues

Scientists develop new technique for 3D printing of living tissues

Study: Liver inflammation increases cholesterol levels in people with diabetes

Study: Liver inflammation increases cholesterol levels in people with diabetes

Duke researchers map evolution of sex chromosomes in fungus linked to human disease

Duke researchers map evolution of sex chromosomes in fungus linked to human disease

Feinstein researcher awarded NIH grant to better understand genetic causes of Alzheimer's disease

Feinstein researcher awarded NIH grant to better understand genetic causes of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers develop new technique to locate pathogenic mutations in dark, non-coding genome

Researchers develop new technique to locate pathogenic mutations in dark, non-coding genome

Animal study shows how being bullied can have dramatic effects on sleep

Animal study shows how being bullied can have dramatic effects on sleep

Researcher receives NIH grant to study genetic mutation that prevents tooth formation

Researcher receives NIH grant to study genetic mutation that prevents tooth formation

Salk professor receives NSF funding to pursue advanced modeling of the brain

Salk professor receives NSF funding to pursue advanced modeling of the brain

Age of first menstruation may influence time spent in education for young women

Age of first menstruation may influence time spent in education for young women

Prostate cancer cells gain unnatural ability to change shape and spread

Prostate cancer cells gain unnatural ability to change shape and spread

Discovery of new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope for new treatments

Discovery of new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope for new treatments

Some people better than others at recovering from wounded heart, says USC study

Some people better than others at recovering from wounded heart, says USC study