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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New review examines the latest data on kiwi genetics for wildlife conservation

New review examines the latest data on kiwi genetics for wildlife conservation

Study challenges the assumption that all South African Bantu speakers are a single genetic entity

Study challenges the assumption that all South African Bantu speakers are a single genetic entity

1 in 6 patients with colorectal cancer found to have inherited genetic mutations

1 in 6 patients with colorectal cancer found to have inherited genetic mutations

Study reveals why intellectual disability risk for younger sib­lings is low

Study reveals why intellectual disability risk for younger sib­lings is low

Study reveals new lineage of tuberculosis-causing bacteria in the eastern part of the continent

Study reveals new lineage of tuberculosis-causing bacteria in the eastern part of the continent

Genetic variants that impact protein binding in immune cells can cause autoimmune diseases

Genetic variants that impact protein binding in immune cells can cause autoimmune diseases

HP1a is a key epigenetic regulator that maintains chromosome integrity

HP1a is a key epigenetic regulator that maintains chromosome integrity

Complex patterns of genetic ancestry can provide insights into genetic, environmental factors of many diseases

Complex patterns of genetic ancestry can provide insights into genetic, environmental factors of many diseases

“Expansion Hunter” method can detect DNA errors that lead to repeat expansion diseases

“Expansion Hunter” method can detect DNA errors that lead to repeat expansion diseases

Novel gene mutations may help identify patients with a specific form of muscular dystrophy

Novel gene mutations may help identify patients with a specific form of muscular dystrophy

Analysis: Hispanic, Black, and Native Americans have carried the burden of COVID-19 pandemic

Analysis: Hispanic, Black, and Native Americans have carried the burden of COVID-19 pandemic

Japanese–European scientists detect novel genetic mitochondrial disorder

Japanese–European scientists detect novel genetic mitochondrial disorder

Study reveals how DNA segments function in cells

Study reveals how DNA segments function in cells

New mathematical model predicts the spread of COVID-19

New mathematical model predicts the spread of COVID-19

Experts to discuss advanced cancer cell and gene therapies at Summit 2021

Experts to discuss advanced cancer cell and gene therapies at Summit 2021

Studies provide insights into characteristics and clinical effect of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant

Studies provide insights into characteristics and clinical effect of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant

Altering a mosquito's gut genes shows promise to curb malaria

Altering a mosquito's gut genes shows promise to curb malaria

Researchers discover a new way to prevent brain nerve cells from deteriorating after injury

Researchers discover a new way to prevent brain nerve cells from deteriorating after injury

Gene therapy may offer a new approach to preserving vision in people with retinitis pigmentosa

Gene therapy may offer a new approach to preserving vision in people with retinitis pigmentosa

New research could change how doctors treat some patients with high blood pressure

New research could change how doctors treat some patients with high blood pressure