Genetics and Genomics

What is Genetics?

Genetics is the study of heredity. This article investigates the definition behind genetics as well as how varying genes can give rise to different traits.

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Women may be at a greater risk of experiencing chronic pain than men

Women may be at a greater risk of experiencing chronic pain than men

Researchers discover new species of bumblebee through genome sequencing

Researchers discover new species of bumblebee through genome sequencing

PNA-based method is a key component of the gene editing toolkit

PNA-based method is a key component of the gene editing toolkit

Study discovers how some proteins ensure repair of errors introduced during DNA replication

Study discovers how some proteins ensure repair of errors introduced during DNA replication

Tumor-inhibiting protein p53 boosts gene expression by bringing together nuclear speckles and DNA

Tumor-inhibiting protein p53 boosts gene expression by bringing together nuclear speckles and DNA

New CRISPR-SNP-Chip technology detects single-point mutations without amplification

New CRISPR-SNP-Chip technology detects single-point mutations without amplification

Discovering a new genetic mutation in Schizophrenia

Discovering a new genetic mutation in Schizophrenia

Plants use signaling molecule to regulate their water balance

Plants use signaling molecule to regulate their water balance

Six novel CRISPR-Cas12a variants expand genome engineering in plants

Six novel CRISPR-Cas12a variants expand genome engineering in plants

Developing a new CRISPR technique

Developing a new CRISPR technique

New chilli hybrids can have better disease resistance, boost productivity

New chilli hybrids can have better disease resistance, boost productivity

New function of BMI1 gene can protect against Alzheimer’s disease

New function of BMI1 gene can protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Improved version of CRISPR/Cas9 tool helps study the interaction of various genes

Improved version of CRISPR/Cas9 tool helps study the interaction of various genes

“Hidden genetic defects” can cause a variety of illnesses in children

“Hidden genetic defects” can cause a variety of illnesses in children

New genetic engineering strategy largely reduces tau protein levels in Alzheimer’s animal model

New genetic engineering strategy largely reduces tau protein levels in Alzheimer’s animal model

Rare genetic variants contribute to increased risk for lung cancer

Rare genetic variants contribute to increased risk for lung cancer

Study identifies new biomarkers for the prognosis of gastric adenocarcinoma

Study identifies new biomarkers for the prognosis of gastric adenocarcinoma

New “genome scalpel” can rapidly trim microalgal genomes

New “genome scalpel” can rapidly trim microalgal genomes

Study shows beneficial effects of gene therapy can be observed even after several decades

Study shows beneficial effects of gene therapy can be observed even after several decades

Genetic flaw shows promise for treating eye disease

Genetic flaw shows promise for treating eye disease