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.
A $149 genetic test can help people pick between a low-carb and low-fat diet.
1 | March 3, 2010 12:43pm |
As drought ravages much of U.S. farmland, Monsanto sees a 24% rise in stock shares with its drought-tolerant GM corn.
9 | September 5, 2012 6:58am |
The next generation of sequencing the next generation? Scientists have developed a way to scan a baby's entire genome while in the womb, without having the mother undergo invasive prenatal screening.
7 | December 8, 2010 8:57pm |
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.
2 | September 12, 2012 3:00am |
Scientists have found a link between Internet addiction and a genetic mutation involved in nicotine addiction.
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The fast-growing GM salmon is safe to eat, apparently.
5 | September 10, 2010 10:48am |
Dr. Roger Beachy says we can't satisfy a hungry and growing planet without using 'every safe tool in the arsenal.'
8 | June 30, 2010 2:00am |
Duke researchers found that gene patents actually stifle competition and slow down innovation.
3 | April 15, 2010 7:30am |
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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People in the same social networks are genetically linked. According to a new study, those who possess a gene for drinking behaviors tended to friend genetically similar people.
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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.
1 | March 28, 2013 10:51am |
Using stem cell technology, researchers have created mice that have two genetic fathers. This advance could give same-sex couples their own genetic children one day.
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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.
6 | November 18, 2012 9:38pm |
When it comes to genetic diseases, a new study shows we have more control over our destinies than we think. What makes the difference is a daily jog or walk.
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To control dengue fever in Florida, a biotech may release mosquitoes engineered to produce offspring who die before the disease can spread.
5 | July 19, 2012 8:15am |
Many consider genetically engineered food controversial, but to Pamela Ronald a UC Davis professor, it could be the answer to feeding the world. Twenty five percent of the world's rice is grown in...
16 | January 29, 2010 4:05pm
A comparison of the DNA of an infant boy with that of 103-year-old shows dramatic chemical changes. This may explain why our risk of cancer and other diseases increases as we get older.
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An expert chimes in about genetic effects of radiation exposure.
7 | March 21, 2011 5:45am |
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is evaluating if and how to regulate consumer genetic tests that promise information on inherited health risks for certain diseases.
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This week, the FDA announced their approval of the first ever drug produced in a plant cell. Elelyso treats Gaucher disease, a rare genetic disorder that leads to organ damage and anemia.
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