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.
History of Genetics

Genomics involves the study of genes, genetics, inheritance, molecular biology, biochemistry, biological statistics and incorporates the knowledge of advanced technology, computer science and mathematics.

Read More

Overview

Feature Articles

Latest Genetics News and Research

Study: Group genomics are responsible for aggression in Africanized honey bees

Study: Group genomics are responsible for aggression in Africanized honey bees

Researchers create new tool to identify cancer-causing mutations lurking in 98% of the genome

Researchers create new tool to identify cancer-causing mutations lurking in 98% of the genome

Arrhythmic gut bacteria signatures predict type 2 diabetes risk

Arrhythmic gut bacteria signatures predict type 2 diabetes risk

Study shows how listeria bacterium invades human and animal cells

Study shows how listeria bacterium invades human and animal cells

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