Genetics

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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Influenza-virus-based vaccine platform another viable option against SARS-CoV-2

Influenza-virus-based vaccine platform another viable option against SARS-CoV-2

Gene variants help explain link between skin condition and food allergies

Gene variants help explain link between skin condition and food allergies

Study identifies new set of multi-tasking taste cells

Study identifies new set of multi-tasking taste cells

Younger child's disability may adversely affect outcomes of older siblings

Younger child's disability may adversely affect outcomes of older siblings

Reelin inhibition may be effective for treating multiple sclerosis

Reelin inhibition may be effective for treating multiple sclerosis

Researchers develop an integrated technology for seeing into cells at greater detail

Researchers develop an integrated technology for seeing into cells at greater detail

More than 40-year-old cancer mystery solved: Thanks to epigenetics

More than 40-year-old cancer mystery solved: Thanks to epigenetics

Study focuses on genetic neurological disorders that develop in children over time

Study focuses on genetic neurological disorders that develop in children over time

Study identifies three potential drugs to eradicate parasitic worms

Study identifies three potential drugs to eradicate parasitic worms

Mouse study shows potential new way to unlock the power of immunotherapy for cancer patients

Mouse study shows potential new way to unlock the power of immunotherapy for cancer patients

TRA-1 gene determines the sex of roundworms

TRA-1 gene determines the sex of roundworms

Genomic sequencing falls short as a standalone screening tool for newborns

Genomic sequencing falls short as a standalone screening tool for newborns

NIH supports research on how pathogens evolve

NIH supports research on how pathogens evolve

HPV type may impact cervical cancer characteristics and prognosis

HPV type may impact cervical cancer characteristics and prognosis

Kids with silent malaria remain vulnerable to developing endemic Burkitt lymphoma

Kids with silent malaria remain vulnerable to developing endemic Burkitt lymphoma

Research identifies a potential therapeutic target for clogged arteries

Research identifies a potential therapeutic target for clogged arteries

New approach enhances prediction of type 1 diabetes among susceptible children

New approach enhances prediction of type 1 diabetes among susceptible children

New approach improves SCA1 symptoms in animal models

New approach improves SCA1 symptoms in animal models

Custom smartwatch tracks drug levels inside the body in real time

Custom smartwatch tracks drug levels inside the body in real time

Study reveals the genetic cause of congenital malformation

Study reveals the genetic cause of congenital malformation