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 U.S., Brazil and Argentina have the most biotechnology enhanced crops. Brazil is showing the fastest growth rate.
2 | February 22, 2011 9:43am |
A cure for baldness might be closer than you think. Find out how scientists accidently found a possible treatment for baldness when studying all things stress.
6 | February 16, 2011 9:08pm |
When stem cells in hair follicles carry a cancer-causing mutation, the healing process after a simple skin injury could result in skin cancer.
4 | February 15, 2011 12:09pm |
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2 | February 15, 2011 10:07am |
Scientists are understanding the cause of an untreatable eye disease and the leading cause of blindness. Therapies will be tested in the foreseeable future.
8 | February 7, 2011 5:22pm |
Conservationist Wallace J. Nichols argues that environmental problems should be addressed using neuroscience and empathy, in addition to using facts, figures and statistics. People make decisions,...
24 | January 31, 2011 2:00am |
Biologists are engineering plants to detect biological and chemical weapons by changing color in the presence of contaminants.
January 27, 2011 3:46pm |
Creating evolutionary robots might lead to more adaptive machines.
1 | January 20, 2011 2:46pm |
Princeton scientists create synthetic proteins that enable cells to grow.
6 | January 6, 2011 4:43pm |
Science writer Dan Grushkin opened the nation's first community biotech laboratory. At Genspace, biology enthusiasts pay a monthly membership to use the equipment and training facilities.
1 | January 3, 2011 6:03pm |
A new molecule nicknamed "longdaysin" promises to disrupt the biological clock, paving the way for a pill for jet lag or severe sleep disorders.
3 | December 22, 2010 9:27am |
Tuberculosis bacteria recruit stem cells to establish long-lasting infections. Drugs that target this protective layer of stem cells could be the newest arsenal against TB, which still kills 2...
1 | December 7, 2010 1:24pm |
Brain tumors can grow their own blood vessels, explaining why drugs designed to choke off their oxygen supply often fail.
1 | November 22, 2010 11:34pm |
Researchers have developed bacteria nicknamed "BacillaFilla" that can fill cracks in concrete structures.
10 | November 17, 2010 7:19am |
A test of reaction times in middle age may identify people with rice-sized lesions in the brain that are a precursor to Alzheimer's.
7 | November 12, 2010 7:38am |
On a quest to grow livers that could eventually be used for human transplantation, researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have surpassed an early, but integral hurdle.
November 9, 2010 4:00am |
Increasingly, global companies are looking to the non-profit sector for insight and to build more impactful corporate social responsibility programs.
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Pancreatic cancer isn't the fast-growing killer we think it is.
14 | October 28, 2010 8:21am |
A new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates one third of American adults could be diabetic in 2050, if present trends hold.
3 | October 22, 2010 9:12am |
Lawsuits against military contractors have been filed in 42 states by soldiers alleging health problems from burn pits in Afghanistan and Iraq.
2 | October 18, 2010 1:15am |