- A strain of mice with the human version of an enhancer known as HARE5 developed a 12 percent bigger brain than mice with the chimpanzee version of HARE5.
- Our gene networks are inherently unstable, but could altering their makeup halt aging?
- New research has found that a single protein may have been the deciding factor in making humans the smartest animals on the planet.
- Roughly 10 percent of all people are left-handed, yet they are disproportionately represented among those with autism, epilepsy, and late-onset Alzheimer's.
- Scotland has recently banned the farming of genetically modified crops in an effort to protect its "clean, green status."
- Researchers compare mice and human gene databases to identify which are capable of mutating to cause infertility.
- Researchers explored a key protein and cell communication process through which mice can regenerate hair follicles and skin while healing from wounds.
- Researchers have recreated ancient viruses in order to stop the immune system from attacking virus vectors during gene therapy.
- A study on 12,500 identical and fraternal twins has revealed that all aspects of our intelligence are related to the same set of genes.
- Two recent studies have identified biological causes for binge eating: a gene and a deficiency in the hormone responsible for controlling appetite.
- A new study uncovers a link between scoliosis susceptibility and the gene that codes for the BNC2 protein, which appears in reproductive system tissues.
- Way before Monsanto, humans were eating GMOs without even realizing it.
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.