Genetics deals with the molecular structure and function of genes, gene behavior, patterns of inheritance from parent to offspring, and gene distribution, variation and change in populations. Genes correspond to regions within DNA, a molecule composed of a chain of four different types of nucleotides—the sequence of these nucleotides is the genetic information organisms inherit.
By Matthew Mientka | May 21, 2013 09:46 PM EDT
A geneticist from the United Kingdom argues affirmatively on the ethical debate regarding genome sequencing.
By Justin Caba | May 17, 2013 12:23 PM EDT
The Golden Corral restaurant chain faces a lawsuit for failing to act in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
By Justin Caba | May 16, 2013 04:56 PM EDT
Researchers claim they have found definitive evidence linking low IQ scores to a risk of developing schizophrenia.
By Christie Rizk | May 15, 2013 06:42 PM EDT
Researchers discover a genetic link to levels of bad cholesterol in baboons, and think the discovery could translate to a better cholesterol treatment for humans.
By Christie Rizk | May 14, 2013 04:43 PM EDT
The FDA says GMO foods must go through the same testing and approval process as any other product the agency oversees.
By Ashik Siddique | May 13, 2013 09:40 PM EDT
The carnivorous bladderwort plant purges non-coding ‘junk’ DNA from its own genome and seems to function just fine. The genetic study raises questions about the purpose of junk DNA in humans.
By Susan Scutti | May 10, 2013 12:19 PM EDT
Privacy issues abound with regard to the genetic information that can be culled from increasingly common tests.
By Justin Caba | May 07, 2013 05:00 PM EDT
A recent study suggests most Europeans can track their family lineages back thousands of years to the same ancestors.
By Justin Caba | May 06, 2013 11:17 AM EDT
The "vampire treatment" is a new remedy for hair loss that is drawn from a balding patient's own blood.
By Christie Rizk | May 03, 2013 11:41 AM EDT
Researchers may have found a way to make the dreaded superbug MRSA sensitive to antibiotics once again.
By Christie Rizk | May 02, 2013 05:06 PM EDT
NIH researchers used Botox and other similar toxins to examine how brain cells communicate, and discover a new function for a group of proteins called SNARES.
By Christie Rizk | May 01, 2013 02:00 PM EDT
DNA sequencing suggests that the tiny skeleton found 10 years ago in Chile is a human being, not a form of alien life.
By Susan Scutti | Apr 26, 2013 12:42 PM EDT
Recent human history is marked by demographic transitions characterized by declines in mortality and fertility. Results of a recent study suggest that the demographic and environmental trends encountered by human populations worldwide are likely to modify natural selection in humans.
By Matthew Mientka | Apr 20, 2013 03:05 PM EDT
Canadian biologists say red squirrel offspring benefit from stressed mothers, growing faster than the competition.
By Justin Caba | Apr 15, 2013 01:02 PM EDT
On Monday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments regarding legality of placing a patent on human genetics.