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.
I don't want some hoser suing me in the Eastern District of Texas claiming he wants cash for my baldness. But if he creates an invention so baldness becomes a choice, I have no objection to being...
2 | August 7, 2009 12:09pm |
From a diagnostic standpoint, it could soon become standard procedure for a doctor stumped based on symptoms to seek a genetic scan and a cause for what ails you. The answer won't just determine...
2 | August 13, 2009 11:23am |
The dot-com boom sure taught Elon Ganor how to make a splash with a start-up.
August 20, 2009 5:58am |
Goldman's invention is called the IsoFlow. It's a completely different kind of chemo catheter.
4 | August 21, 2009 10:13am |
A provocative paper published this month argues for artificially reducing the suffering of livestock by engineering animals that lack the ability to sense pain.
18 | September 4, 2009 12:20pm |
Viruses are trying to teach us something, and where we are when we learn that language may be a different scientific country.
3 | September 8, 2009 7:15am |
One of the biggest problems with nuclear power is that something must be done with the leftover radioactive waste. One scientist may have a solution: sulfate-reducing bacteria.
September 9, 2009 1:48pm |
We often think that if a drug is available over-the-counter it's candy. It's not. It can still be an important subject of research, and it can still be abused. Take aspirin, for instance.
6 | September 21, 2009 12:48pm |
Long ring fingers are increasingly being identified with aggressive behavior and risk taking in financial markets. They indicate high levels of testosterone which some researchers link directly to...
1 | September 29, 2009 3:18pm |
If you're doing medicine genetic analysis and wireless network planning are divorced from your reality. But high overhead top management is thinking about these things, led by executives of...
October 6, 2009 1:14pm |
They used cadaver bones as a form of scaffolding, then implanted stem cells created with the patient's own body fat and an engineered form of bone morphogenic protein-2 (BMP-2), which stimulates...
October 13, 2009 5:46am |
NFL players are sure being examined a lot these days. Now 23andMe and the Buck Institute have conducted a genetic study to see whether NFLers are different than the average bear.
October 13, 2009 10:08am |
California is planning the launch of a genetic database for 100,000 elderly residents in two years, an effort that will help researchers investigate genetic causes of disease.
2 | October 21, 2009 1:10pm |
After being used against two very rare diseases, gene therapy now holds the promise of much wider use.
3 | November 6, 2009 12:35pm |
New advances in fertility treatments may make it possible for a newborn baby to have three biological parents.
1 | November 17, 2009 7:48am |
What data does is improve care and drive down costs. The medical profession has systems for using such data, procedures going back decades, but this use is often hampered by the small numbers of...
November 17, 2009 11:06am |
Every other nation on Earth makes decisions on what to cover, and how, based on data. Only the United States leaves such questions in the hands of politicians.
December 3, 2009 12:43pm |
Researchers from Harvard and MIT are attempting to reverse engineer the human brain with the help of low-cost, high-performance gaming hardware.
1 | December 4, 2009 10:08am |
In Copenhagen scientists are trying to grab the political wheel, knowing that life as we know it is at imminent risk. In response their calls have been politicized. They have been politicized,...
11 | December 8, 2009 12:41pm |
Your risk for developing an aggressive form of these cancers may be genetic, and testing for abnormalities can give us this crucial answer sooner.
2 | January 12, 2010 9:41am |