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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Study investigates combined effects of cancer therapy and inherited genetics

Study investigates combined effects of cancer therapy and inherited genetics

New studies provide insights into DNA crossovers in egg and sperm cells

New studies provide insights into DNA crossovers in egg and sperm cells

3D facial imaging could speed diagnoses of genetic syndromes

3D facial imaging could speed diagnoses of genetic syndromes

Scientists provide clarity into how cells remember their identity

Scientists provide clarity into how cells remember their identity

Researchers discover novel gene involved in DNA damage repair and male fertility

Researchers discover novel gene involved in DNA damage repair and male fertility

Gleason grade group 5 prostate cancer can be divided into subtypes with distinct differences

Gleason grade group 5 prostate cancer can be divided into subtypes with distinct differences

New risk genes for problematic alcohol use discovered

New risk genes for problematic alcohol use discovered

New test identifies CAD-affected children who may benefit from uridine

New test identifies CAD-affected children who may benefit from uridine

Despite landscape obstacles, pronghorn exhibit little genetic variation

Despite landscape obstacles, pronghorn exhibit little genetic variation

New guidelines on storage of genomic information, improvements in EHR systems

New guidelines on storage of genomic information, improvements in EHR systems

Dogs could help monitor how environmental chemicals impact human health

Dogs could help monitor how environmental chemicals impact human health

UTA cancer researcher establishes new lab with CPRIT award

UTA cancer researcher establishes new lab with CPRIT award

Researchers discover genetic cause of 'differences in sexual development'

Researchers discover genetic cause of 'differences in sexual development'

Genetic screening could be effective at detecting undiagnosed cases of prostate cancer

Genetic screening could be effective at detecting undiagnosed cases of prostate cancer

When flu season converges with COVID-19

When flu season converges with COVID-19

Scientists identify factors influencing outcomes in kidney cancer patients treated with immunotherapy

Scientists identify factors influencing outcomes in kidney cancer patients treated with immunotherapy

The ‘eureka moment’ of rapid COVID-19 test inventor

The ‘eureka moment’ of rapid COVID-19 test inventor

New genetic engineering technique sets the stage for advances in medicine and beyond

New genetic engineering technique sets the stage for advances in medicine and beyond

Study analyzes cancer diagnosis in children with birth defects

Study analyzes cancer diagnosis in children with birth defects

Using gene therapy to help the body to make its own cancer drugs

Using gene therapy to help the body to make its own cancer drugs