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.
Japanese scientists have found that radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster has mutated a domestic butterfly species. It may not have morphed into Mothra, but the pale glass blue...
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-- even when bruised or sliced open. But does the market want more genetically modified fruit?
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Researchers think that the brain can be retrained away from depression and toward happiness.
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Emma Lavelle was born without the use of her arms. A 3-D printed exoskeleton recently gave her the ability to use them.
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Is a natural immunity to rabies really out of the question?
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What if performance enhancers were legal? Here's a look at how science could push human performance to new extremes. From steroids to genetic modifications.
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The Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research are turning the Olympic drug testing lab into a national phenome center to help design better medical treatments.
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Someday, blood vessels in bypass surgery may be made from stem cells obtained in liposuction.
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Scientists have found a way to grow scents in the lab.
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Scientists have created the first software simulation of an organism, spelling a future of computerized laboratories and computer-aided biological design.
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Using human stem cells, a California biotech has restored memory in rodents who have an Alzheimer's-like condition. Clinical trials with these cells in humans are underway.
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Corals, which provide food and jobs to millions, are threatened. A coral sperm bank may someday help us inject genetic diversity into a dwindling population.
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New genomic analysis allows scientists a new view of cell genetics.
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To control dengue fever in Florida, a biotech may release mosquitoes engineered to produce offspring who die before the disease can spread.
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A new field begins with a startling premise: infectious diseases such as AIDS, SARS and West Nile virus begin with human actions in the environment.
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A chronology of subtle changes to the brain shows how signs of Alzheimer's are detectable 25 years before symptoms like memory loss develop. Also, a genetic mutation that defends against the disease.
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The way we treat cancer is about to change: Genome sequencing may enable us to attack the very genes driving an individual's disease.
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Wondering how how bird flu, which as been around since 1997, could become a human pandemic? Previously censored scientific papers describe exactly how.
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The market for genetic tests that analyze fetal DNA using mom's blood could exceed $1 billion a year. But this commercialization brings legal battles affecting corporate profits and patient access.
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The non-invasive procedure improves upon existing pre-birth paternity tests that carry a small risk of inducing a miscarriage.
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