Genetics

What is Genetics?

Genetics is the study of heredity. Heredity is a biological process where a parent passes certain genes onto their children or offspring. Every child inherits genes from both of their biological parents and these genes in turn express specific traits. Some of these traits may be physical for example hair and eye color and skin color etc. On the other hand some genes may also carry the risk of certain diseases and disorders that may pass on from parents to their offspring.

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Researchers develop novel therapy to combat antibiotic-resistant superbug infections

Researchers develop novel therapy to combat antibiotic-resistant superbug infections

New breakthrough offers hope for potential treatment of rare childhood epilepsy

New breakthrough offers hope for potential treatment of rare childhood epilepsy

Both strands of microRNA cooperate to drive cancer growth and aggressiveness, research shows

Both strands of microRNA cooperate to drive cancer growth and aggressiveness, research shows

UTHealth physician-scientist receives AHA’s $1 million Merit Award for stroke research

UTHealth physician-scientist receives AHA’s $1 million Merit Award for stroke research

Altered potassium levels in neurons linked to mood swings in bipolar patients

Altered potassium levels in neurons linked to mood swings in bipolar patients

Sophisticated genetic tests are not notably better than traditional risk factors at predicting heart disease

Sophisticated genetic tests are not notably better than traditional risk factors at predicting heart disease

IU researcher identifies new genomic regions that increase skin cancer risk

IU researcher identifies new genomic regions that increase skin cancer risk

New compendium on cardiomyopathies

New compendium on cardiomyopathies

Statins could reduce ovarian cancer risk, study suggests

Statins could reduce ovarian cancer risk, study suggests

Natural sugars in breastmilk may influence early childhood growth

Natural sugars in breastmilk may influence early childhood growth

Increased risk of uterine cancer linked to 24 gene variants

Increased risk of uterine cancer linked to 24 gene variants

UT Southwestern scientists discover potential vulnerabilities in new coronavirus

UT Southwestern scientists discover potential vulnerabilities in new coronavirus

Research reveals new pathogenic mechanism for influenza NS1 protein

Research reveals new pathogenic mechanism for influenza NS1 protein

Researchers identify key modifier in large genetic deletion linked to neurodevelopmental disorders

Researchers identify key modifier in large genetic deletion linked to neurodevelopmental disorders

Improving ability to predict autism risk with few drops of blood

Improving ability to predict autism risk with few drops of blood

Molecular study defines the contributions of key genes, proteins to endometrial cancer

Molecular study defines the contributions of key genes, proteins to endometrial cancer

Targeting one's internal clock could prevent or slow breast cancer progression

Targeting one's internal clock could prevent or slow breast cancer progression

Autophagy genes work against tumors in some ovarian cancers

Autophagy genes work against tumors in some ovarian cancers

New method to measure mutations in father's sperm may reveal ASD risk in future children

New method to measure mutations in father's sperm may reveal ASD risk in future children

Surprising discovery about childhood brain tumor may unlock new cancer treatments

Surprising discovery about childhood brain tumor may unlock new cancer treatments