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.
Genetic testing, maintaining a healthy weight, and foregoing hormone replacement therapy at menopause may serve women better than annual mammograms.
3 | October 1, 2010 5:57am |
Researchers announce a breakthrough in materials science. Now, there's a commercially viable way to produce artificial spider silk proteins.
2 | September 30, 2010 11:51am |
Researchers report the first genetic link to ADHD.
5 | September 30, 2010 8:41am |
Researchers can shoot quantum dots into cells. It's like a flu shot to the cell.
2 | September 28, 2010 4:00pm |
British scientists have figured out the key mechanism behind the leading cause of blindness â€” opening up hope for new treatment options for age-related macular degeneration.
3 | September 27, 2010 8:50am |
Scientists are inspired by nature to construct smarter buildings. We want the buildings to act like skin.
4 | September 23, 2010 12:02pm |
The U.S. FDA is nearing approval of genetically modified salmon for consumption. The landmark decision has a big impact on the world's food supply and the ethics of tinkering with nature.
12 | September 21, 2010 2:37am |
Powering electronic devices like smart packaging and radio-frequency sensing devices could get a boost from paper-thin, rechargeable Li-ion batteries.
1 | September 20, 2010 8:34am |
The fast-growing GM salmon is safe to eat, apparently.
5 | September 10, 2010 10:48am |
Synthetic biology, the design and construction of new biological parts and systems, has the public's support, but many say that risks need to be evaluated, according to a survey.
2 | September 9, 2010 3:42am |
British scientists create liver cells from skin cells. Can this end of the organ shortage and open up treatment options?
August 30, 2010 9:07am |
The study examined the genetic data of more than 50,000 people and could open the door for therapies to prevent migraine attacks, said researchers.
7 | August 30, 2010 7:53am |
Drought-tolerant crops are one step closer to becoming reality after scientists discover what makes the process tick at a molecular level.
August 27, 2010 7:55am |
Oxford researchers have shown how vitamin D interacts with our DNA and how a deficiency in it brings on a slew of serious diseases.
4 | August 27, 2010 7:44am |
Bet you didn't know that the immature eggs of the African Clawed Frog were so useful.
2 | August 27, 2010 12:11am |
In a city already plagued with high rates of childhood asthma, Hurricane Katrina changed the landscape of the disease in New Orleans. An asthma expert talks about managing the epidemic today.
3 | August 25, 2010 1:39am |
Did you know that 20 percent of your genes are patented? Are patents necessary for innovation?
23 | August 24, 2010 11:18am |
MIT researchers enlist a common virus to help recharge soldiers' gadgetry, through their uniforms. For the rest of the citizenry, could the tiny lithium-ion batteries give new meaning to the power...
3 | August 24, 2010 4:00am |
For the first time, researchers find that a dead gene can wake up and cause disease.
6 | August 20, 2010 1:34pm |
You can know your test results. You can Google them. You can connect with others who have similar conditions. You can push your doctor around.
August 13, 2010 8:42am |