- New study uncovers gene variants associated with extreme old age, but much of what we know about living until 100 remains a mystery.
- A small study has linked several genes to stress and bipolar disorder in children.
- New research has found a link between smoking in maternal grandmothers and increased autism risk in grandchildren. This link was strongest in girls, and may explain the recent surge in ASD in recent decades.
- New research suggests that many married couples in America share very similar genetic backgrounds, but this trend may be on its way out.
- In severe cases, eating copious amounts of fava beans can kill people with this genetic disorder.
- The ability to vividly remember the pain and suffering of your hangover may be better in those with a family history of dangerous drinking and alcohol abuse.
- Caitlin Stickels, "cat eye syndrome" model, shows off her beauty for V Magazine to raise awareness for rare genetic disorder.
- Five fast facts about redheads, from bruising easily to being left-handed, that you probably didn't know.
- Science reveals the relationship between a man's height and his likelihood of experiencing hair loss.
- Ever wonder what happens when you send in your DNA for sequencing? The team at DNews recently explained this cool concept in a new video.
- Scientists say they have observed what happens as cells develop in the womb for babies who grow up to have schizophrenia.
- A man and his daughter shared a rare genetic mutation that gave her anemia, but he was healthy — because he smoked cigarettes. Nicotine also benefits patients with schizophrenia and Parkinson's...
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.