Genetics is the study of genes, heredity and variation in living organisms. It involves research into the molecular structure and function of genes, particularly gene behavior in the context of a cell or organism. It also involves the study of patterns of inheritance and gene distribution, variation and change within populations.
There may be one specific trait that provides the exceptional talent found in all child prodigies. We spoke to the researcher who has discovered this link.
12 | May 31, 2013 5:00am |
A Kickstarter campaign could release hundreds of thousands of synthetic biological weeds across the United States -- and so far, the government is doing nothing about it.
25 | June 13, 2013 1:43am |
Top 20 most popular future jobs of 2030: Vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler, narrowcaster
In 2030, some of the most popular jobs could be vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler or narrowcaster, according to a new U.K. report.
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BUENOS AIRES -- Scientists in Uruguay have engineered sheep that glow green under UV light. And no, they're not meant for Scottish raves.
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Biosafety regulations barely exist in the United States, but this might not be for long. Will seed politics ignite change?
3 | June 7, 2013 3:15am |
Metabolix has a plants-to-plastics vision, and they hope to sell their polymer for less than half of today's prices.
4 | June 6, 2013 12:48pm |
Insights about human origins derived from studies of our ancestors' DNA might also illuminate some of our current social woes.
15 | September 4, 2012 3:00am |
The non-invasive procedure improves upon existing pre-birth paternity tests that carry a small risk of inducing a miscarriage.
6 | June 25, 2012 7:21pm |
Viruses were used in the pre-antibiotic 19th-century to treat infections. Now researchers are bringing them back, using them to fight bacterial infections on catheters and stents.
1 | May 19, 2013 9:38pm |
Population and climate change will put a strain on our water supply.
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Learn answers to common questions about necrotizing fasciitis, the infection that has taken Aimee Copeland's leg and may claim her life.
8 | May 16, 2012 3:00am |
Federal funds and private industry are driving the growth of electronic health records -- but the proliferation of data could lead to a boost in breaches of privacy.
20 | June 20, 2012 7:44am |
It seems the sci-fi industry has done it again. Predictions made in novels like Johnny Mnemonic and Neuromancer back in the 1980s of neural implants linking our brains to machines have become a...
7 | June 17, 2011 10:32am |
All successful people have one thing in common -- they spent more than 10,000 hours learning and developing their skills.
15 | March 28, 2010 1:23pm |
Researchers have discovered that Japanese have a special bacteria in their guts to help them digest sushi, but Americans don't.
45 | April 8, 2010 12:39am |
There are devices that help those suffering with mobility issues, but few for children with tiny limbs. Where does 3D printing come in?
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Glyphosate, the chemical in the world's top selling agricultural herbicide, Roundup, is being reviewed for safety. A nationwide ban could be possible by 2015.
13 | April 13, 2011 6:00am |
Ever feel like you have too much data and don't know what to do with it? Boonsri Dickinson spends the day at Google, learning how to visualize data onto a map.
2 | July 17, 2011 11:02am |
Scientists coded an entire book into DNA, giving a glimpse of a future in which a thumb-sized device could store as much information as the entire internet.
1 | August 20, 2012 3:01am |
Angela Zhang has come up with a novel treatment for cancer that could someday lead to a cure -- and she hasn't even graduated from high school yet.
18 | February 8, 2012 5:18am |