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.
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1 | March 12, 2010 4:02am |
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault said it now has 500,000 unique samples to become the most diverse collection of crops in the world.
3 | March 11, 2010 6:54am |
Next generation sequencing machines promise to make sequencing the human genome faster and cheaper. Which company will reach the $1,000 genome target first?
5 | March 4, 2010 8:19am |
A $149 genetic test can help people pick between a low-carb and low-fat diet.
1 | March 3, 2010 12:43pm |
Oxford University's psychiatrist Jonathan Flint has a sixth sense for people's moods. I met him last summer at a genetics conference when, sensing my sour mood, he came over to me to ask what was...
1 | March 1, 2010 7:23am |
Welcome to SmartPlanet's newest blog, Science Scope. From astronomy to zoology, scientist-turned-journalist Boonsri Dickinson will cover the latest scientific discoveries and help us understand...
February 28, 2010 6:49pm |
An expert on resilience describes how we can beat back genetic pulls and work toward curbing climate change.
21 | February 25, 2010 3:59am |
Test tube babies; Van Halen business advice; Brooklyn's LEED Silver mall; hydrogen fuel cell vehicles; nuclear reactor shut down.
1 | February 24, 2010 1:59pm |
A shocking new report in the Texas Tribune reveals that state health officials illegally turned over 800 infant blood samples to a federal DNA database to be used not for medical research but...
February 24, 2010 7:49am |
From coral reef fisheries and food allergies to the science of superheroes, an annual meeting of scientists covers all the bases.
2 | February 23, 2010 4:00am |
Eliminating wasted energy in cars; Facebook vs. Greenpeace; painless farm animals; logo design plagiarism; ignoring endangered animal bans.
February 22, 2010 1:46pm |
Two award-winning websites are meant to broaden and deepen our discussions about genes.
4 | February 17, 2010 4:00am |
Neuroscientists say the brain's amygdala instills our fear of losing money.
1 | February 10, 2010 4:00am |
A former Hollywood executive is now in the business of games that train your brain. He's helping prevent dementia along the way.
6 | February 10, 2010 4:00am |
Research into ADHD and related conditions, like Asperger's Syndrome, is still focused on chemistry rather than genetics.
11 | February 3, 2010 10:32am |
Researchers have developed a new strain of E. coli bacteria that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass.
3 | February 1, 2010 7:37am |
Many consider genetically engineered food controversial, but to Pamela Ronald a UC Davis professor, it could be the answer to feeding the world. Twenty five percent of the world's rice is grown in...
16 | January 29, 2010 4:05pm
Scientists in Australia have discovered a way to measure the attention span of a fly, which could lead to futher advances in understanding ADHD and autism in humans.
4 | January 26, 2010 11:26am |
TabSafe also issues alarms and lights up when you forget to take your meds. If you're out it calls you, and your caregivers. Plus a report is generated.
2 | January 22, 2010 10:45am |
The rate of hearing loss among adults is dropping, despite the prevalence of iPods and other portable media players, according to a new study.
January 20, 2010 7:17am |