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.
Darpa's synthetic blood, intended for medical application on the battlefield, is seeking FDA approval.
21 | July 9, 2010 10:01am |
Renewable products company Amyris announced on Friday that it entered into an agreement with energy giant Shell for the supply of its diesel fuel.
June 28, 2010 6:35am |
30% of science students drop out of their science program after their first year in college. It's the worst possible time to have a dearth of scientists--and Scitable is one solution.
1 | June 7, 2010 6:00am |
A trip to the World Science Festival delves into questions of what the human mind is, and what music means to it.
June 4, 2010 4:00am |
Australian researchers have created a seven atom transistor that could set the pace of computing. Enter this quantum leap.
6 | May 25, 2010 8:35am |
New research from J. Craig Venter's crew replicates and enlivens a bacterial genome. Will an algae genome follow to spark the next generation of biofuels?
3 | May 21, 2010 4:00am |
You won't be buying your gene testing kits in Walgreen's anytime soon.
1 | May 13, 2010 3:02pm |
The Produce Safety Project published a report with recommendations on how to improve food safety. As food safety undergoes reform, key organizations band together to exchange information more fluidly.
7 | May 11, 2010 6:04am |
IBM's new research project aims to crunch data from disparate sources to simulate cause-and-effect relationships that influence healthcare decisions.
1 | May 6, 2010 7:10am |
It's DNA Day! To celebrate, 23andMe put their DNA test on sale for $99.
2 | April 23, 2010 12:56pm |
MIT has taken the process of photosynthesis apart and shown a better way to separate water into its component parts.
3 | April 14, 2010 5:03am |
Here are seven food safety, agriculture and nutrition predictions for 2010 and beyond.
8 | April 9, 2010 4:00am |
Starting tomorrow and running on weekends through May 8, a series of free forums across the country will give families the chance to learn about emerging treatments in mental health.
April 8, 2010 4:00am |
There is new hope in old drug bottles, and new reasons why more people should be adding branded, prescription drugs to their daily routine. Or is there?
April 1, 2010 6:46am |
Maryn McKenna's book, Superbug: The Fatal menace of MRSA, reminds us that MRSA isn't going away.
March 24, 2010 11:02am |
Welcome to SmartPlanet's newest blog, Science Scope. From astronomy to zoology, scientist-turned-journalist Boonsri Dickinson will cover the latest scientific discoveries and help us understand...
February 28, 2010 6:49pm |
A shocking new report in the Texas Tribune reveals that state health officials illegally turned over 800 infant blood samples to a federal DNA database to be used not for medical research but...
February 24, 2010 7:49am |
From coral reef fisheries and food allergies to the science of superheroes, an annual meeting of scientists covers all the bases.
2 | February 23, 2010 4:00am |
Eliminating wasted energy in cars; Facebook vs. Greenpeace; painless farm animals; logo design plagiarism; ignoring endangered animal bans.
February 22, 2010 1:46pm |
Neuroscientists say the brain's amygdala instills our fear of losing money.
1 | February 10, 2010 4:00am |