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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Latest Genetics and Genomics News and Research

Venom of Tiger Rattlesnakes may advance genetic science

Venom of Tiger Rattlesnakes may advance genetic science

Researchers discover genetic risk factor for stroke

Researchers discover genetic risk factor for stroke

Food choice may accelerate aging and shorten lifespan of fruit flies

Food choice may accelerate aging and shorten lifespan of fruit flies

New genome resource helps study genetic traits in major crops

New genome resource helps study genetic traits in major crops

Gene therapy helps paralyzed mice to walk again

Gene therapy helps paralyzed mice to walk again

Scientists detect genomic DNA changes even in sun-protected skin

Scientists detect genomic DNA changes even in sun-protected skin

Scientists use gene-editing technique to considerably increase the production of formicamycin antibiotics

Scientists use gene-editing technique to considerably increase the production of formicamycin antibiotics

Scientists resolve long-standing debate over key mechanism involved in gene silencing

Scientists resolve long-standing debate over key mechanism involved in gene silencing

New study explores the role of genetics in prostate cancer

New study explores the role of genetics in prostate cancer

Study shows that hemoglobin in several species descends from a single gene

Study shows that hemoglobin in several species descends from a single gene

Scientists develop a new gene biomarker identification method for toxicity testing

Scientists develop a new gene biomarker identification method for toxicity testing

Scientists identify new protein that may improve future chemotherapy treatment

Scientists identify new protein that may improve future chemotherapy treatment

Researchers use unique DNA markers to tackle rhino poaching

Researchers use unique DNA markers to tackle rhino poaching

Mouse stem cells converted into oocyte-like cells by just eight genes

Mouse stem cells converted into oocyte-like cells by just eight genes

Imperfect egg cells more common than originally thought

Imperfect egg cells more common than originally thought

New genomic tool can accurately assess the risk of breast cancer

New genomic tool can accurately assess the risk of breast cancer

Study sheds new light on a genetic developmental disorder

Study sheds new light on a genetic developmental disorder

Using genetic engineering to grow synthetic livers

Using genetic engineering to grow synthetic livers

Scientists identify biosynthetic genes  involved in the production of usnic acid in lichens

Scientists identify biosynthetic genes involved in the production of usnic acid in lichens

New genetic associations predict susceptibility to Takayasu arteritis

New genetic associations predict susceptibility to Takayasu arteritis