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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.
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Genomics involves the study of genes, genetics, inheritance, molecular biology, biochemistry, biological statistics and incorporates the knowledge of advanced technology, computer science and mathematics.

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Researchers uncover new mechanism for designing antiviral drugs for dengue virus

Researchers uncover new mechanism for designing antiviral drugs for dengue virus

International research collaboration to investigate the role of immune system in health

International research collaboration to investigate the role of immune system in health

Newly identified gene variants in Black Americans could lead to precision prostate cancer therapies

Newly identified gene variants in Black Americans could lead to precision prostate cancer therapies

Innovative system aims to improve predictions of survival indicators in breast cancer patients

Innovative system aims to improve predictions of survival indicators in breast cancer patients

Researchers map non-coding, 'functional' genome in maize during early reproductive development

Researchers map non-coding, 'functional' genome in maize during early reproductive development

Study: E. coli Nissle may also protect human cells against other pathogenic strains

Study: E. coli Nissle may also protect human cells against other pathogenic strains

Untargeted metabolomics can determine genetic variant to improve patient diagnosis

Untargeted metabolomics can determine genetic variant to improve patient diagnosis

RNA plays key role in helping stem cells know what to become

RNA plays key role in helping stem cells know what to become

Corn-based diet with flavonoids alleviates IBD-like symptoms in mice

Corn-based diet with flavonoids alleviates IBD-like symptoms in mice

Risk of severe COVID-19 in ~50 kb genomic segment inherited from Neanderthals

Risk of severe COVID-19 in ~50 kb genomic segment inherited from Neanderthals

Identification of shared and distinct brain structural signatures in psychiatric disorders

Identification of shared and distinct brain structural signatures in psychiatric disorders

Repurposing public health systems can provide near-to-real-time data on SARS-CoV-2

Repurposing public health systems can provide near-to-real-time data on SARS-CoV-2

Study: Group genomics are responsible for aggression in Africanized honey bees

Study: Group genomics are responsible for aggression in Africanized honey bees

Researchers create new tool to identify cancer-causing mutations lurking in 98% of the genome

Researchers create new tool to identify cancer-causing mutations lurking in 98% of the genome

Arrhythmic gut bacteria signatures predict type 2 diabetes risk

Arrhythmic gut bacteria signatures predict type 2 diabetes risk

Study shows how listeria bacterium invades human and animal cells

Study shows how listeria bacterium invades human and animal cells

NPHS1 is a disease-susceptibility gene for steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome, reveals study

NPHS1 is a disease-susceptibility gene for steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome, reveals study

New formula more accurately compares the ages of humans and dogs

New formula more accurately compares the ages of humans and dogs

Study links prenatal cannabis use with risk of sleep problems in children

Study links prenatal cannabis use with risk of sleep problems in children

Novel microbiome-based diagnostic tool can identify liver fibrosis, cirrhosis

Novel microbiome-based diagnostic tool can identify liver fibrosis, cirrhosis