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.
For cancer patients, Genomic Health's test provides a report detailing the genetic makeup of their tumors, telling them how likely a tumor will respond to chemotherapy.
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Scientists have genetically engineered three cats so they potentially have resistance to AIDS -- and so they glow in the dark.
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And we'll be making diet, lifestyle, and medical choices based on specific information rather than on hunches, according to Ion Torrent's Jonathan Rothberg.
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This is the first time scientists have found evidence of DNA mutations linked to intelligence.
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How do you decaffeinate water that's polluted by our widespread use of caffeine? Engineer some bacteria who literally live off caffeine. They'll eat it.
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By identifying genetic variations that are linked to diseases and drug response, the new software creates a medically relevant report on genetics and metabolism.
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Researchers report the first genetic link to ADHD.
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Scientists discovered genes associated with old age. Will there be a test for longevity?
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Yahoo will soon begin selling home genetic testing kits for the general public to find out if they are susceptible to particular diseases.
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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...
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With SelectaDNA's High Velocity DNA Tagging System, police officers can mark rioters or looters with a unique, synthetic DNA tag and apprehend them after things have calmed down.
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A new report has suggested that controversial fertility treatment which creates embryos from two women and one man can be ethical.
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With the Google partnership, DNAnexus aims to bring DNA databases to the browser.
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It can be quicker and easier to sequence a genome than it is to analyze the resulting data. What do those As, Ts, Gs, and Cs mean for disease risks? Two California startups break the bottleneck.
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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.
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Browse the human genome on an iPad, all 3 billion base pairs.
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Scientists have found a link between Internet addiction and a genetic mutation involved in nicotine addiction.
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British scientists figured out how genetically modified genes can transfer from a bacterium to a fungus.
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A $149 genetic test can help people pick between a low-carb and low-fat diet.
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Scientific American released its list of 10 world-changing ideas, which include civilian uses for drones, popping pills to prevent Alzheimer's and genome sequencing for fetuses.
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