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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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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

Research reveals new genetic insights into how the brain folds

Research reveals new genetic insights into how the brain folds

Researchers develop a potential treatment approach for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease

Researchers develop a potential treatment approach for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease

Air pollution may lead to interstitial lung diseases

Air pollution may lead to interstitial lung diseases

Irresistin: a ‘poison arrow’ to defeat antibiotic resistance

Irresistin: a ‘poison arrow’ to defeat antibiotic resistance

Genomic sequencing to provide precision medicine for aromatase deficiency

Genomic sequencing to provide precision medicine for aromatase deficiency

Researchers develop potential new therapy for common form of muscular dystrophy

Researchers develop potential new therapy for common form of muscular dystrophy

Study unravels CNL6 mystery in Batten disease

Study unravels CNL6 mystery in Batten disease

Remodeling may make neurons more prone to Alzheimer's disease

Remodeling may make neurons more prone to Alzheimer's disease

Towbin receives NIH grant to study modifier genes in cardiomyopathy

Towbin receives NIH grant to study modifier genes in cardiomyopathy

International study uncovers three molecules with potential for treating epilepsy

International study uncovers three molecules with potential for treating epilepsy

Study shows generic drug does not slow kidney disease

Study shows generic drug does not slow kidney disease

Promising treatment does not guard against complication in type 1 diabetes

Promising treatment does not guard against complication in type 1 diabetes

USask researchers receive $900,000 to help strengthen Canada's rapid response to COVID-19

USask researchers receive $900,000 to help strengthen Canada's rapid response to COVID-19

Researchers create a web-based COVID-19 knowledge base powered by AI

Researchers create a web-based COVID-19 knowledge base powered by AI

Whole genome sequencing can improve diagnosis and treatment of patients with rare diseases

Whole genome sequencing can improve diagnosis and treatment of patients with rare diseases

PCOS subtypes associated with distinct genetic variations, finds study

PCOS subtypes associated with distinct genetic variations, finds study