- May 10 is World Lupus Day, a time to raise awareness of an autoimmune disease that affects mostly women.
- The team at Brit Lab recently discredited the claim that redheaded people will soon go extinct.
- Leonardo da Vinci's descendants may hold the key to identifying his remains in their DNA.
- This discovery strengthens the case for more personalized medicine.
- A new study isolates two genes linked to fraternal twins.
- The difference between our perceived age versus our real age is influenced by our genes.
- Scientists ID genetic variants linked to well-being, depression, and neuroticism.
- Scientists find 13 “superheroes” — adults who remain healthy though they carry gene mutations linked to severe childhood diseases.
- Stem cell therapy does not increase the rate of mutations in cell regeneration.
- New research finds that the sex of humans and other mammalian babies may be determined by an ancient virus.
- A recent study has found that millennia of a vegetarian-based diet may have altered the genome of certain cultures.
- A new study has found that results from prenatal chromosome tests don't always mean what parents think.
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.