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.
The world manufactures over 5 million tons of nylon, which depends on fossil fuels. Duke researchers studying tumors stumbled on a way to produce nylon from sugar.
September 25, 2012 1:40pm |
A new field begins with a startling premise: infectious diseases such as AIDS, SARS and West Nile virus begin with human actions in the environment.
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The ultra versatile cells offer a way to improve the horrendously inefficient process of creating safe new therapies.
1 | June 12, 2012 3:00am |
Myriad Genetics claims it 'owns' a genetic mutation linked to breast cancer -- ownership gone too far?
43 | February 22, 2012 10:56am |
Scientists propose genetically engineering trees to absorb and store more carbon, and to make better biofuels. The problems? Many.
12 | October 4, 2010 4:15am |
The genetically enhanced rodents spent 91 days aboard the International Space Station to help researchers understand why astronauts experience so much bone loss in space.
1 | April 10, 2012 7:10pm |
Scientists have found a link between Internet addiction and a genetic mutation involved in nicotine addiction.
5 | September 1, 2012 9:54pm |
Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute have constructed the first self-replicating, synthetic bacterial cell.
1 | May 20, 2010 10:23am |
Here are some companies that have interesting services and products such as a PAP test for breast cancer and a liquid biopsy technique.
January 19, 2011 11:15pm |
Emma Lavelle was born without the use of her arms. A 3-D printed exoskeleton recently gave her the ability to use them.
1 | August 9, 2012 3:00am |
Big Blue's water-soluble concoction may someday be used in creams and various treatments for open wounds, skin infections and other injuries.
3 | February 7, 2013 4:40am |
Scientists have genetically engineered three cats so they potentially have resistance to AIDS -- and so they glow in the dark.
23 | September 12, 2011 6:49am |
Scientists in Finland have identified the means to create a universal allergy vaccine.
June 2, 2012 11:27am |
Scientists at Bio Architecture Lab tinkered with the superbug e.coli and turned it into a microbe that can turn the sugar in seaweed into fuel, and maybe even renewable chemicals.
5 | January 20, 2012 10:31am |
A breakthrough in our understanding of 99% of our DNA could lead to new drugs and broadens our understanding of the cause of diseases like lupus and multiple sclerosis.
2 | September 12, 2012 3:00am |
Scientists have created a new weapon against mosquito-borne diseases: genetically modified mosquitoes. But they could have unintended consequences.
4 | November 1, 2011 3:30am |
Researchers can predict the genome of a human fetus without piercing the womb with a large needle. Thousands of genetic disorders caused by small, hard to find mutations could be screened.
2 | June 6, 2012 8:08pm |
A study of nearly 10,000 Finnish families finds that people with epilepsy are at greater risk for suffering from psychosis, and suggests that the two disorders share common structural and genetic...
May 2, 2012 9:53am |
The rare no-fingerprint condition, called adermatoglyphia, is caused by a mutation near a gene expressed only in skin, a new study on one Swiss family shows.
1 | August 10, 2011 9:29pm |
Researchers are exploring how laser light can be used on the brain to inhibit addictive behavior.
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