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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.
Northwestern scientists discover 'wasabi receptor' for pain in flatworms

Northwestern scientists discover 'wasabi receptor' for pain in flatworms

USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain

USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain

Most ovarian cancers start in the fallopian tubes, study finds

Most ovarian cancers start in the fallopian tubes, study finds

Einstein scientists share $9 million NIH grant for longevity research

Einstein scientists share $9 million NIH grant for longevity research

Scientists validate biomarker indicative of brain cancer patient's prognosis and drug response

Scientists validate biomarker indicative of brain cancer patient's prognosis and drug response

Genes that determine skin color studied - new revelations

Genes that determine skin color studied - new revelations

Globus to build new protected cancer research networks for enhancing data security

Globus to build new protected cancer research networks for enhancing data security

TSRI study offers key insights into possible links between sleep and hunger

TSRI study offers key insights into possible links between sleep and hunger

Study pinpoints which lifestyle factors cause longer or shorter lifespan

Study pinpoints which lifestyle factors cause longer or shorter lifespan

McGill researchers discover new cellular mechanism in Alzheimer's disease

McGill researchers discover new cellular mechanism in Alzheimer's disease

Researchers use mixed realty viewer to visualize complex biological networks in 3D

Researchers use mixed realty viewer to visualize complex biological networks in 3D

New study uncovers 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants for restless legs syndrome

New study uncovers 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants for restless legs syndrome

Researchers find multiple new mutations linked to autism in children but not their parents

Researchers find multiple new mutations linked to autism in children but not their parents

Biased research samples can profoundly skew results of brain imaging studies

Biased research samples can profoundly skew results of brain imaging studies

Salk scientists receive $2.5 million funding to conduct pancreatic cancer clinical study

Salk scientists receive $2.5 million funding to conduct pancreatic cancer clinical study

UC biologists find link between paternal diet and offspring’s health

UC biologists find link between paternal diet and offspring’s health

Whole genome sequencing could help better understand genetic abnormalities underlying autism

Whole genome sequencing could help better understand genetic abnormalities underlying autism

Research findings could pave way to new therapies for treating seizures and autism

Research findings could pave way to new therapies for treating seizures and autism

Researchers identify genes crucial for hearing

Researchers identify genes crucial for hearing

Study pinpoints racial disparities linked to severity and effects of peripartum cardiomyopathy

Study pinpoints racial disparities linked to severity and effects of peripartum cardiomyopathy