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.
To develop new cholesterol drugs, several companies are mimicking a genetic aberration found in people who have naturally lower cholesterol levels.
1 | January 2, 2013 10:54pm |
A specific gene mutation causes the worst forms of prostate cancer, according to new research.
April 9, 2013 11:42am |
Scientists at Boston University have reported they can predict longevity through a new test.
2 | January 20, 2012 2:55am |
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 |
Environmentalists are worried about the release of thousands of GM mosquitoes in Malaysia. Researchers think GM mosquitoes can help save millions of lives.
2 | January 28, 2011 1:49pm |
What a lawyer thinks about gene patenting, direct-to-consumer testing and the future of regulation.
2 | April 13, 2011 3:50pm |
Using fMRI, researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that characterizes a child's genetic vulnerability for developing autism.
1 | November 16, 2010 4:15pm |
Myriad Genetics claims it 'owns' a genetic mutation linked to breast cancer -- ownership gone too far?
43 | February 22, 2012 10:56am |
To deliver a polio-free world by 2018, the WHO has to juggle different vaccines targeted at two kinds of polioviruses on a highly sensitive timeframe.
May 14, 2013 10:53pm |
A who's who of tech and innovation have launched the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences--with a purse more than double that of the Nobels--with two aims in mind: cure disease and extend life.
4 | February 22, 2013 8:54am |
Can we extend care and love to people beyond our intimate circle of friends and family? Stephen Asma says no, universal love for humankind is not practical and therefore impossible.
11 | February 22, 2013 5:00am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about genetic studies.
May 18, 2012 1:53am |
IVF including two women and a man may be one step closer to acceptance in the United Kingdom.
March 20, 2013 1:09am |
Have your genome sequenced? The knoSYS (TM) 100 can analyze the data for you ... for $125,000.
February 4, 2013 7:32pm |
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 |
A new rapid 2-day technology sequences the genomes of newborn babies, shortening the time for diagnoses down from weeks and jumpstarting treatments.
October 12, 2012 12:33pm |
Horses with this genetic mutation can move in more ways. Walk, trot, gallop, and pace! Could this help explain the genetics behind human neuromuscular disorders?
1 | August 29, 2012 10:15pm |
A Congressional investigation has brought into sharp relief some of the political implications of genetic testing.
3 | May 26, 2010 9:56am |
Mount Sinai School of Medicine has announced the launch of a new course in which students can have a go at sequencing their own DNA.
October 13, 2012 8:18am |
One of the largest agricultural associations on the continent has thrown its support behind the controversial crop's use in South Africa and its export to neighboring states.
5 | October 2, 2012 3:33am |