- Sexual reproduction may offer an evolutionary advantage.
- The Western diet may be responsible for stunted growth in the U.S. compared to countries like the Netherlands.
- A new survey of over 4,000 Americans finds that many are worried about using technology to enhance our brains and bodies.
- Your DNA may determine the food that's best to eat.
- NASA astronaut Kate Rubins to test pocket-sized DNA sequencer in hopes of finding signs of DNA-based life one day.
- One doctor explains why it's impossible for humans to avoid death despite their inclination to survive.
- CRISPR/Cas technology has the potential to remove bad genes and replace them with functional ones. What does this mean for the future of genetic engineering?
- Our ancestors' life experiences can leave a mark on our genes.
- Personality traits, like being naughty or nice, are influenced by our social environment and our genes, too.
- Only about 10 percent of the population is left-handed. Why?
- Medical Daily takes a look at the ins and outs of having extra nipples.
- Some black men in America may have inherited a genetic variant from their West African ancestors that partially protects them from obesity.
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.