- We inherit blood group genes from our parents, with odds of receiving one A and one B gene lower than other possible combinations.
- The season you were born could be the reason why you're allergic to freshly cut grass or dust mites.
- Women genetically predisposed to schizophrenia are more likely to have their first child at either an early age or a later age.
- The genes underlying autism influence a range of traits that many people express, even if they're not considered to have the disorder.
- Despite positive medical progress, many men living with hemophilia face treatment disparities and frequent bleeding.
- Genetic tests that estimate risk of developing diseases do not motivate people to change their behavior.
- A high-risk gene variant common in African-Americans does not explain why they are more than three times as likely to suffer from kidney failure than white people.
- Shorter men, overweight women earn lower incomes than their taller, thinner peers: study.
- A recent analysis of the DNA of over 3,200 British Pakistani people revealed that not all genes are essential for human health.
- In honor of Women's History Month, here are some women whose important contributions to health and medicine are far less known to the general public.
- Penn State researchers have developed a fast and cost-effective way to sequence the Y chromosome.
- Medically important genes fall within swaths of the human genome from which it is difficult to obtain accurate sequence information: study.
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.