- Cracking the genetic code for baldness could also prevent serious diseases in men.
- ALS is a disease that robs people of their muscle control and kills many within just a few years — but a new molecule might help them survive longer.
- Scientists have identified genes that can make people grow whole centimeters.
- Cows can be made resistant to tuberculosis using a technology that involves changing their DNA.
- A hormone that naturally occurs in our bodies might one day be used to treat people with autism.
- You have to get enough sleep or the soldiers will start deserting your body’s army.
- There’s a lot more to cloning than a sheep named Dolly. Here’s what you need to know.
- Why we get varicose veins, and fast ways to treat large, swollen blood vessels.
- There’s a reason your hair is wildly curly or straight as a pin.
- New research on the bacteria behind shigellosis may reveal clues into how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics.
- New research has found genetic components to how music and noise can affect our mood and brain activity.
- Your skin can hold in all your bodily fluids essentially because it is a math genius.
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.