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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.
Highly efficient method to identify the genetic “switches” that control gene expression

Highly efficient method to identify the genetic “switches” that control gene expression

Study defines genetic positions associated with the progression of Parkinson’s disease

Study defines genetic positions associated with the progression of Parkinson’s disease

Study shows how specialized cell types cooperate to carry out larger role in the body

Study shows how specialized cell types cooperate to carry out larger role in the body

Researchers sequence genome of raccoon dogs that are reservoir hosts for coronaviruses

Researchers sequence genome of raccoon dogs that are reservoir hosts for coronaviruses

Study reveals genetic mutation associated with exfoliation syndrome

Study reveals genetic mutation associated with exfoliation syndrome

Mutant corn gene found to increase the amount of sugars in the seeds and leaves

Mutant corn gene found to increase the amount of sugars in the seeds and leaves

Abnormal fetal development is regulated by genetics, not the intrauterine environment

Abnormal fetal development is regulated by genetics, not the intrauterine environment

Study reveals relationship between form and function in the genetic material of dinoflagellates

Study reveals relationship between form and function in the genetic material of dinoflagellates

Study finds how SARS-CoV-2 hijacks human cell machinery to disrupt the immune response

Study finds how SARS-CoV-2 hijacks human cell machinery to disrupt the immune response

Distinctive "spike" proteins of SARS-CoV-2 also play a key role in the disease

Distinctive "spike" proteins of SARS-CoV-2 also play a key role in the disease

New gene editing tool helps analyze the mysterious quirk of bacteria

New gene editing tool helps analyze the mysterious quirk of bacteria

Geisinger receives $3.6 million from NCI to study the role of genetic variation in cancer

Geisinger receives $3.6 million from NCI to study the role of genetic variation in cancer

Genetic evidence shows that cardio fitness influences coffee intake

Genetic evidence shows that cardio fitness influences coffee intake

Researchers discover new approach to reform plant breeding and genetics

Researchers discover new approach to reform plant breeding and genetics

New computer algorithm helps identify tumors with 'mismatch repair deficiencies'

New computer algorithm helps identify tumors with 'mismatch repair deficiencies'

Cell adaptation to adverse conditions could differentiate survivors and non-survivors of critical illness

Cell adaptation to adverse conditions could differentiate survivors and non-survivors of critical illness

National DNA Day 2021: The Importance of DNA in Research

National DNA Day 2021: The Importance of DNA in Research

Cutting-edge genomic tools used to investigate health effects of Chernobyl radiation exposure

Cutting-edge genomic tools used to investigate health effects of Chernobyl radiation exposure

National DNA Day 2021: An Interview with Professor George Church

National DNA Day 2021: An Interview with Professor George Church

Gaps in understanding kiwi genetics hinder conservation efforts

Gaps in understanding kiwi genetics hinder conservation efforts