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.
'Superbug' antibiotic-resistant bacteria has arrived in the U.S. from India and Pakistan, and it's got doctors and scientists concerned.
6 | August 13, 2010 8:13am |
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers found a new class of RNA using Helicos BioSciences' single molecule sequencing platform.
1 | August 10, 2010 3:39pm |
For the first time, University of Arkansas researchers discovered that a biotech crop has established itself into the wild.
9 | August 6, 2010 11:42am |
University of Washington researchers make protein folding into a computer game. Tens of thousands of players are now unlocking the mysteries of proteins to find cures to diseases.
August 5, 2010 3:29pm |
Hundreds of scientists and dozens of companies are hard at work to engineer algae to make green fuel. Are they disrupting Mother Nature's equilibrium?
5 | July 27, 2010 7:03am |
A gene in the brain of a mouse may hold the key to treating Alzheimer's disease in humans.
2 | July 26, 2010 7:57am |
What started as a health story turns into a consumer story. Look for udon in a store near you. Buy them in moist packs rather than dry. Add your own soup and enjoy them at home. Leave the...
8 | July 21, 2010 10:55am |
While 6.8 million people identified themselves as multiracial in the 2000 census, only a tiny fraction of them are among the millions of registered bone marrow donors.
July 20, 2010 4:00am |
University of Michigan researchers have figured out a way to manipulate lysosomes. This could change the way common diseases such as neurodegenerative diseases are treated.
July 19, 2010 9:37am |
University of Arizona scientists have a designer mosquito that is completely resistant to malaria. This single gene breakthrough could have big implications for the fight against malaria.
16 | July 16, 2010 11:02am |
Few companies have the resources to think both short-term and long-term in health IT. This is what IBM sees as a competitive advantage.
4 | July 16, 2010 7:46am |
IBM plans to hire "dozens" of physicians along with nurses, clinicians and others to collaborate with its scientists.
1 | July 15, 2010 3:31am |
Darpa's synthetic blood, intended for medical application on the battlefield, is seeking FDA approval.
21 | July 9, 2010 10:01am |
Scientists discovered genes associated with old age. Will there be a test for longevity?
3 | July 2, 2010 2:06pm |
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 |
Researchers want to know how the 1,000 different species of bacteria in your gut. Many diseases are linked to messed up intestinal microbe distributions. But it's not entirely the bacteria's...
June 29, 2010 8:26am |
Renewable products company Amyris announced on Friday that it entered into an agreement with energy giant Shell for the supply of its diesel fuel.
June 28, 2010 6:35am |
Silicon Valley startup LS9 hopes to sell diesel made from bacteria and sugar cane commercially next year.
13 | June 25, 2010 12:01am |
Google co-founder wants to upend drug development. Knowing he is at risk of developing Parkinson's, he invested in an initiative to find some genetic clues.
June 24, 2010 6:43am |
Google co-founder Sergey Brin has a 50 percent chance of developing Parkinson's disease, the degenerative central nervous system disorder that impairs motor skills and speech.
June 23, 2010 2:33pm |