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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Researchers solve century old mystery by identifying how sex cells get the right genetic mix

Researchers solve century old mystery by identifying how sex cells get the right genetic mix

In-depth sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 variants crucial in controlling outbreaks

In-depth sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 variants crucial in controlling outbreaks

New understanding of the brain’s relay station could change medical treatment for brain disorders

New understanding of the brain’s relay station could change medical treatment for brain disorders

Newly identified genetic mutation causes rare, early onset inflammatory bowel disease

Newly identified genetic mutation causes rare, early onset inflammatory bowel disease

Cats could be a valuable model organism for geneticists, expert says

Cats could be a valuable model organism for geneticists, expert says

Unraveling the mysterious mutations that make delta the most transmissible covid virus yet

Unraveling the mysterious mutations that make delta the most transmissible covid virus yet

Study: All GA-binding proteins have the highest expression levels in secondary glioblastomas

Study: All GA-binding proteins have the highest expression levels in secondary glioblastomas

Analysis of DNA tags could advance the understanding and treatment of many cancers

Analysis of DNA tags could advance the understanding and treatment of many cancers

Higher temperatures could limit the spread of dengue infection

Higher temperatures could limit the spread of dengue infection

Scientists uncover genetics involved in COVID-19 induced respiratory failure

Scientists uncover genetics involved in COVID-19 induced respiratory failure

Breakthrough treatment could improve the immune system's ability to destroy cancer cells

Breakthrough treatment could improve the immune system's ability to destroy cancer cells

Newly identified ultra-rare inherited genetic variants may confer significant autism risk

Newly identified ultra-rare inherited genetic variants may confer significant autism risk

Novel atlas charts how different antibodies attack a major piece of SARS-CoV-2 machinery

Novel atlas charts how different antibodies attack a major piece of SARS-CoV-2 machinery

Proportion of incorrectly established paternities has decreased over time, study finds

Proportion of incorrectly established paternities has decreased over time, study finds

Higher net worth at midlife associated with longevity in US adults

Higher net worth at midlife associated with longevity in US adults

Researchers develop a transferrable and integrative type I CRISPR-based platform to edit superbugs

Researchers develop a transferrable and integrative type I CRISPR-based platform to edit superbugs

Study increases knowledge of the genetics behind aortic aneurysm

Study increases knowledge of the genetics behind aortic aneurysm

Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance identifies intricacies of stabilizing vs. destabilizing mutations

SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance identifies intricacies of stabilizing vs. destabilizing mutations

'Background noise' in neurotransmission helps keep nerve connections young

'Background noise' in neurotransmission helps keep nerve connections young