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.
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 |
Free Baltimore buses; liquid diamond oceans; genetically modified corn risk; U.S. driving roundabouts; urban planning reforestation.
January 19, 2010 1:58pm |
Top 20 most popular future jobs of 2030: Vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler, narrowcaster
In 2030, some of the most popular jobs could be vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler or narrowcaster, according to a new U.K. report.
7 | January 19, 2010 10:48am |
Your risk for developing an aggressive form of these cancers may be genetic, and testing for abnormalities can give us this crucial answer sooner.
2 | January 12, 2010 9:41am |
Patches made of artificial skin could help deliver gene therapies to patients without the need for injections, according to new research.
2 | January 12, 2010 8:48am |
The 8 percent of human DNA that is derived from viruses may cause the cell mutation behind psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and mood disorders, according to scientists at Osaka...
6 | January 11, 2010 10:38am |
Much has happened over that decade to set us up for miracles to come. And needs are growing. These twin forces of supply and demand will be reflected in some easy-to-conceive changes, to which...
December 29, 2009 6:57am |
The verdict is in: the Internet and PCs are the most transformative innovations seen in the last 30 years
2 | December 23, 2009 8:33pm |
Full-feeling food aromas; Volvo electric cars; Fuel-cell supply ships; Lethal cloud computing; Cancer gene cracked.
December 23, 2009 12:11pm |
What scientists in England and the U.S. have really uncovered is a giant puzzle. Which of these 23,000 lung cancer mutations, or the 30,000 in skin cancer, transform a cell into a monster? We...
December 17, 2009 6:06am |
The rate of nearsightedness is on the rise in the United States, according to a new report.
12 | December 15, 2009 3:09pm |
In Copenhagen scientists are trying to grab the political wheel, knowing that life as we know it is at imminent risk. In response their calls have been politicized. They have been politicized,...
11 | December 8, 2009 12:41pm |
Researchers from Harvard and MIT are attempting to reverse engineer the human brain with the help of low-cost, high-performance gaming hardware.
1 | December 4, 2009 10:08am |
Every other nation on Earth makes decisions on what to cover, and how, based on data. Only the United States leaves such questions in the hands of politicians.
December 3, 2009 12:43pm |
What data does is improve care and drive down costs. The medical profession has systems for using such data, procedures going back decades, but this use is often hampered by the small numbers of...
November 17, 2009 11:06am |