- A genetic mutation may make it difficult for you to hold your liquor and may be the reason you're susceptible to reckless behavior when drunk: study.
- Researchers have identified two genetic variants associated with stronger cravings for fatty foods.
- Welsh singer Tom Jones plans to undergo DNA testing to find out if his tanned skin and curly hair are the result of unknown African ancestry.
- The remains of two 11,500-year-old infants have given important insight into the lives of the very first Americans.
- A DNA test revealed a man was actually the genetic uncle of his child, and his long-lost twin that had died in the womb 34 years earlier was the father.
- The evolutionary transition of humans in 1000 years, from physical traits and capabilities, may be attributed to climate change, artificial selection, and genetic mutations.
- While all types of training activate one gene (PGC-1-alpha), the proteins produced are not the same for different exercises, so the body responds with different physical effects (more or less muscle).
- Most Americans believe changing a baby's DNA to improve intelligence is wrong, but only 50 percent feel the same when it comes to reducing risk of disease.
- We are now closer than ever to using pig organs in human transplants, thanks to a recent study that used gene editing to overcome some biological obstacles.
- The health records of thousands of New Yorkers is helping researchers pinpoint populations at risk for disease, and determine how historical events influenced the health landscape today.
- In a recent study researchers explain why elephants' DNA may help them avoid cancer, and how this discovery can relate to human cancer research.
- A recent study has boosted the ability to predict male sexuality by looking at genetic differences, but it may be a bit too soon to boost such a claim.
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.