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. Supreme Court ruled companies can't patent human genes. That doesn't mean all is lost for biotech companies.
1 | June 13, 2013 2:29pm |
A Kickstarter campaign could release hundreds of thousands of synthetic biological weeds across the United States -- and so far, the government is doing nothing about it.
25 | June 13, 2013 1:43am |
Biosafety regulations barely exist in the United States, but this might not be for long. Will seed politics ignite change?
3 | June 7, 2013 3:15am |
Metabolix has a plants-to-plastics vision, and they hope to sell their polymer for less than half of today's prices.
4 | June 6, 2013 12:48pm |
There may be one specific trait that provides the exceptional talent found in all child prodigies. We spoke to the researcher who has discovered this link.
12 | May 31, 2013 5:00am |
BUENOS AIRES -- Scientists in Uruguay have engineered sheep that glow green under UV light. And no, they're not meant for Scottish raves.
May 31, 2013 3:00am |
Viruses were used in the pre-antibiotic 19th-century to treat infections. Now researchers are bringing them back, using them to fight bacterial infections on catheters and stents.
1 | May 19, 2013 9:38pm |
Advances in therapeutic cloning could mean the development of new treatment for degenerative diseases, but it is not without opposition.
May 16, 2013 10:58am |
To deliver a polio-free world by 2018, the WHO has to juggle different vaccines targeted at two kinds of polioviruses on a highly sensitive timeframe.
May 14, 2013 10:53pm |
A specific gene mutation causes the worst forms of prostate cancer, according to new research.
April 9, 2013 11:42am |
Could a new test predict how your body will react to chemotherapy?
April 5, 2013 7:46am |
Researchers are exploring how laser light can be used on the brain to inhibit addictive behavior.
2 | April 5, 2013 6:02am |
As people push against the limits of what nature freely offers us in terms of fresh water, climate stability and more, how can we use our resources to achieve the greatest return for society?
3 | April 1, 2013 3:00am |
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 |
Quantum computers could instantly make calculations that today's computers take weeks to calculate. Lockheed Martin is taking steps to upgrade them to commercial scale.
9 | March 25, 2013 6:48pm |
Just when it looked like the biofuels industry was starting to make some progress, one of its own has withdrawn its IPO due to difficult market conditions.
8 | March 25, 2013 3:24pm |
IVF including two women and a man may be one step closer to acceptance in the United Kingdom.
March 20, 2013 1:09am |
If you had control over biomedical research and how your data was used, would you be more inclined to participate in medical trials?
March 15, 2013 9:23am |
A treatment that mimics the body's own wound-healing capabilities can be a lifesaver in hospitals, the battlefield and around the home.
2 | March 12, 2013 4:30am |
What is IBM's Watson up to? Helping health care professionals to fight cancer.
Sponsored | 1 | March 6, 2013 6:28am |