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 humble sea slug tops Minnie the Mermaid for underwater exploits.
February 13, 2013 9:42am |
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.
12 | February 7, 2013 10:42pm |
Big Blue's water-soluble concoction may someday be used in creams and various treatments for open wounds, skin infections and other injuries.
3 | February 7, 2013 4:40am |
Have your genome sequenced? The knoSYS (TM) 100 can analyze the data for you ... for $125,000.
February 4, 2013 7:32pm |
A new delivery system called POD provides a constant and controllable release of drugs over time. That could mean injections once a week, rather than once a day.
3 | February 3, 2013 9:56pm |
There are devices that help those suffering with mobility issues, but few for children with tiny limbs. Where does 3D printing come in?
January 25, 2013 5:26am |
Please, form an orderly queue.
21 | January 21, 2013 2:09am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about genetic research.
1 | January 18, 2013 2:36am |
Coursera to offer fee-based certificates for completion of some online courses. This increases the prospect of an alternative to traditional diploma-based programs, and boosts the MOOC business model.
January 14, 2013 9:17am |
To develop new cholesterol drugs, several companies are mimicking a genetic aberration found in people who have naturally lower cholesterol levels.
1 | January 2, 2013 10:54pm |
Scientific American named their biggest stories of the year. Which did they get wrong or forget?
5 | December 27, 2012 8:32pm |
Find out what stresses you out. For PTSD patients, the wrist-worn device could signal the onset of anxiety attacks, helping researchers figure out what triggers anxiety.
2 | December 21, 2012 11:59pm |
Scientists may have found a way for doctors to quantify a smoker's cancer risk. Tobacco use chemically modifies the activity of cancer genes, a new study shows.
December 21, 2012 10:47pm |
A new book explores the evolution of zoos, debates between pro- and anti-zoo advocates and the 'performance' of zoos.
1 | December 17, 2012 3:00am |
A new report suggests that the healthcare analytics market may be worth $10.8 billion by 2017.
2 | December 4, 2012 4:20am |
The Supreme Court will make the decision as to whether human genes can be patented.
30 | December 3, 2012 5:19am |
For cancer patients, Genomic Health's test provides a report detailing the genetic makeup of their tumors, telling them how likely a tumor will respond to chemotherapy.
1 | November 29, 2012 9:20pm |
By analyzing the genomes of sperm donors and recipients, GenePeeks can compute thousands of virtual child genomes, which can then be analyzed for disease risks.
November 25, 2012 8:39pm |
A new development illustrates how the annual flu vaccine could soon become obsolete.
5 | November 25, 2012 4:59pm |
A review of author Jordan Matter's Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday, a photography book merging pirouettes and pavement.
November 23, 2012 4:13am |