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 heart of one of the world's largest snakes may offer clues on how to develop drugs for a healthier human heart.
2 | June 6, 2011 2:00am |
Two drugs---Yervoy from Bristol Myers Squibb and vemurafenib from Roche Holding and Daiichi Sankyo---are showing they can put a dent in melanoma, according to two studies in the New England...
June 5, 2011 6:34pm |
Please welcome new Science Scope editor Laura Shin, who will join Boonsri Dickinson to cover the research, development and invention behind scientific innovation.
May 27, 2011 12:49pm |
A chickenpox vaccine, heart disease prevention, workplace best practices, a rapid swine flu response... these and others helped drop the nation's death rate to record lows. See what made the list.
1 | May 24, 2011 10:12am |
Poor urban development isn't just an inconvenience -- it's deadly, according to a new study.
13 | May 23, 2011 7:53am |
Technology would save substantially on jet fuel, slash flight times.
May 23, 2011 4:59am |
Induced pluripotent stem cells are made from a patient's own tissue. As such, they shouldn't be attacked by the immune system after a transplant. Not so, a new study shows.
7 | May 16, 2011 8:26pm |
Two new studies show that it's definitely possible, at least in mice, to repair liver damage with engineered cells.
2 | May 12, 2011 9:10am |
Can the world feed 10 billion people? As economists and demographers come to terms with a rapidly growing population, so must the agriculture industry -- and the policy that regulates it.
25 | May 6, 2011 7:39am |
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 |
The aim is to create an online atlas that can characterize and map the biochemistry of two normal adult human brains.
2 | April 12, 2011 1:25pm |
23andMe is putting its DNA test on sale. Is it worth it?
13 | April 11, 2011 5:50pm |
Launched this week, the International Rare Disease Research Consortium aims to develop a diagnostic tool for every rare disease and new therapies to treat hundreds of them.
2 | April 6, 2011 10:19pm |
What telomere science might soon reveal about the state of your telomeres. Shorter telomeres in human cells have been linked to cardiovascular disease, poor immune systems and earlier mortality.
5 | March 21, 2011 6:53am |
University of Minnesota researchers are "weaponizing" salmonella -- the bacteria responsible for thousands of cases of food poisoning in the U.S. each year -- to fight cancer.
3 | March 15, 2011 7:22am |
This week, scientists reveal killer flu hybrids, that air pollution causes more heart attacks than cocaine, and new reasons why 2 popular anti-tumor drugs won't work. Also, a $3 million prize for...
4 | March 4, 2011 7:00am |
Population and climate change will put a strain on our water supply.
28 | February 28, 2011 3:09pm |
Day-old mice can regenerate their hearts after a slice through the apex. Scientists are looking for genes and drugs that can extend the regenerative period in adults.
6 | February 28, 2011 9:21am |
Alcohol. Coffee. Cocaine. A new study finds air pollution to be among the biggest threats to the public's heart health.
7 | February 24, 2011 4:00am |
The U.S., Brazil and Argentina have the most biotechnology enhanced crops. Brazil is showing the fastest growth rate.
2 | February 22, 2011 9:43am |