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 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 |
A Canadian biopharmaceutical company is 'programming' tobacco plants with the genetic sequences of infectious diseases to 'grow' highly effective vaccines at scale.
1 | November 21, 2012 4:50pm |
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.
5 | November 18, 2012 9:38pm |
MADRID -- Part 2 of 2. Do drugs really harm the brain? Can video games really increase brainpower?
9 | November 16, 2012 3:04am |
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are using the Sequoia supercomputer and a code called Cardioid to model the beating human heart in real time for the first time.
1 | November 12, 2012 6:00am |
Accommodations for colorblind people are increasing as designers, manufacturers and others learn how to do so. Plus, several new technologies that can help.
November 6, 2012 7:49am |
Yahoo will soon begin selling home genetic testing kits for the general public to find out if they are susceptible to particular diseases.
2 | November 5, 2012 4:58am |
The engineering school at Columbia University is developing an institute that will focus on analyzing huge data sets in innovative, interdisciplinary ways.
1 | November 3, 2012 8:29pm |
With crowdfunding, the masses could help spur development of a cure for the cancer that killed Steve Jobs.
2 | October 25, 2012 8:30pm |
A new study will help researchers better understand which symptoms are the most predictive of cancer.
October 17, 2012 8:52am |
Mount Sinai School of Medicine has announced the launch of a new course in which students can have a go at sequencing their own DNA.
October 13, 2012 8:18am |
A new rapid 2-day technology sequences the genomes of newborn babies, shortening the time for diagnoses down from weeks and jumpstarting treatments.
October 12, 2012 12:33pm |
An international consortium of researchers will be testing 4 new vaccines simultaneously in KwaZulu-Natal province, where one in 5 adults is infected with HIV.
October 11, 2012 10:00pm |
The new sensor can detect four different molecules, and may be a breakthrough that allows precise environmental monitoring by cells.
1 | October 9, 2012 6:57am |
The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to two scientists who laid the groundwork for us to someday rebuild our bodies using tissues created from our own cells.
1 | October 8, 2012 7:30pm |
DELHI -- But politics and a money crunch prevent action to stop the rapid loss of nature.
1 | October 8, 2012 12:00am |
Scientists may have engineered a solution for babies who are allergic to certain milk proteins.
5 | October 3, 2012 9:52pm |
One of the largest agricultural associations on the continent has thrown its support behind the controversial crop's use in South Africa and its export to neighboring states.
5 | October 2, 2012 3:33am |
Are we less innovative and imaginative than 50 years ago? Or is amazing innovation just now so commonplace it has become routine?
5 | September 27, 2012 8:11am |
An analysis shows that the top 20 most commonly selected PIN numbers alarmingly account for over a quarter of what's being used by all bank customers.
1 | September 27, 2012 4:30am |