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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Study reveals the favorable effect of Neandertal gene in child-bearing women

Study reveals the favorable effect of Neandertal gene in child-bearing women

Pre-existing genes can promote metastasis

Pre-existing genes can promote metastasis

Researchers identify 29 genetic variants linked to problematic drinking

Researchers identify 29 genetic variants linked to problematic drinking

Gene associated with thinness may play a role in resisting weight gain

Gene associated with thinness may play a role in resisting weight gain

Introducing genetic “barcodes” to DNA samples can preserve their integrity

Introducing genetic “barcodes” to DNA samples can preserve their integrity

Researchers identify the smallest gene to study the evolution of metazoans

Researchers identify the smallest gene to study the evolution of metazoans

CRISPR A Tool For Conservation, Not Just Gene Editing

CRISPR A Tool For Conservation, Not Just Gene Editing

Bacteria’s drug resistance is not affected by genetic tradeoffs

Bacteria’s drug resistance is not affected by genetic tradeoffs

Researchers use CRISPR technology to control many genes simultaneously

Researchers use CRISPR technology to control many genes simultaneously

MicroRNAs play a key role in regulating the function of immune cells

MicroRNAs play a key role in regulating the function of immune cells

Scientists develop a new way to reactivate silenced genes

Scientists develop a new way to reactivate silenced genes

Genome Study Links DNA Changes To The Risks Of Breast Cancer Subtypes

Genome Study Links DNA Changes To The Risks Of Breast Cancer Subtypes

Genes May Play A Role In Weight Gain From Birth Control

Genes May Play A Role In Weight Gain From Birth Control

Researchers Find New Breast Cancer Gene In Young People

Researchers Find New Breast Cancer Gene In Young People

Study identifies link between gut microbiome and neurodegenerative disease

Study identifies link between gut microbiome and neurodegenerative disease

Microbiome 'fingerprint' method helps track microbial strains transferred from maternal to infant gut

Microbiome 'fingerprint' method helps track microbial strains transferred from maternal to infant gut

Trio binning method can help create true diploid genomes from single individual

Trio binning method can help create true diploid genomes from single individual

mTOR gene in GvHD patients regulates cell growth and cell survival

mTOR gene in GvHD patients regulates cell growth and cell survival

New technique reveals the proliferation and genetic exchange of bacteria

New technique reveals the proliferation and genetic exchange of bacteria

Geneticists Revealed New Potential Causes Of Female Infertility

Geneticists Revealed New Potential Causes Of Female Infertility