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Articles on Genetics include biological studies in heredity, particularly the mechanisms of hereditary transmission and the variation of inherited characteristics among similar or related organisms.

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The Genetic Switch for Alcohol Tolerance
The research team from North Carolina University identified an interesting switch for alcohol tolerance.

Date: 25 Nov 2010, Rating: 4.35

Genetically Modified Plants "on the loose": a first evidence of GM plants on the wild according to scientists
The first evidence of genetically engineered plants growing in the wild has been found and reported by a team of scientists conducting research in North Dakota.

Date: 17 Aug 2010, Rating: 4.00

Looping Genes May Hold A Key To Understanding Breast Cancer
Another piece of the puzzle that is breast cancer has been found by University of Queensland researchers.

Date: 27 Apr 2010, Rating: 3.50

Living Longer And Happier
A new study from the University of Missouri may shed light on how to increase the level and quality of activity in the elderly.

Date: 27 Apr 2010, Rating: 4.13

New Cancer Gene Discovered
A new cancer gene has been discovered by a research group at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

Date: 27 Apr 2010, Rating: 3.83

Endocrinology: Understanding The Genetics Of Congenital Hyperinsulinism
A number of congenital disorders characterized by low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) as a result of excessive secretion of the hormone insulin are collectively known as congenital hyperinsulinism.

Date: 27 Apr 2010, Rating: not rated

'Slimming Gene' Discovered That Regulates Body Fat
Scientists at the University of Bonn have discovered a previously unknown fruit fly gene that controls the metabolism of fat. Larvae in which this gene is defective lose their entire fat reserves.

Date: 27 Apr 2010, Rating: 3.00

Columbia Scientists Discover Two Genes That Drive Aggressive Brain Cancers
Discovery Made Using New Systems Biology Method, Which Enabled the Scientists to Pinpoint the Genes from a Mass of Data

Date: 29 Dec 2009, Rating: 4.10

DNA repair mechanisms relocate in response to stress
Like doctors making house calls, some DNA repair enzymes can relocate to the part of the cell that needs their help, a collaborative team of scientists at Emory University School of Medicine has found.

Date: 13 May 2009, Rating: 3.40

New genes present drug targets for managing cholesterol and glucose levels
Scientists have identified 12 new genes that are somewhat strange bedfellows: Some link gallstones and blood cholesterol levels, others link melatonin and sleep patterns to small increases in glucose levels and larger jumps in the risk of diabetes

Date: 13 May 2009, Rating: 3.25

Gene may 'bypass' disease-linked mitochondrial defects, fly study suggests
By lending them a gene normally reserved for other classes of animals, researchers have shown they can rescue flies from their Parkinson's-like symptoms...

Date: 13 May 2009, Rating: 3.67

Single nucleotide polymorphisms and forensic genetics, maybe not such a perfect combination
Forensic genetics is the branch of genetics that, through DNA analysis and comparison, deals with the resolution of legal problems such as paternity tests.

Date: 13 May 2009, Rating: 3.50

How body size is regulated: International study discovers ten new genes related to human growth
Scientists are beginning to unravel the question why people distinctly vary in size.

Date: 13 May 2009, Rating: 1.36

Right warfarin dose determined by 3 genes
Researchers at Uppsala University, together with colleagues at the Karolinska Institute and the Sanger Institute, have now found all the genes the determine the dosage of the blood-thinning drug warfarin.

Date: 13 May 2009, Rating: not rated

Study locates cholesterol genes; finds surprises about good, bad cholesterol
An international study of 20,000 people found seven new genes that influence blood cholesterol levels, a major factor in heart disease, and confirmed 11 other genes previously thought to influence cholesterol.

Date: 13 May 2009, Rating: not rated

Incomplete Dominance
A cross showing incomplete dominance.

Date: 4 Oct 2008, Rating: 2.45

Mendel's laws: definitions
A good review of the common terms in Genetics

Date: 3 Oct 2008, Rating: 3.38

Epigenetic Microenvironment Awakes Genes
The field of epigenetics is an emerging area. It aims to strengthen the genome based therapeutics.

Date: 17 Jul 2008, Rating: 4.26, 16 pages

Human Genome Project
An overview, benefits and methodology of HGP

Date: 24 Feb 2008, Rating: 3.58, 10 pages

Researchers shed light on genetic factors behind UK's biggest killer
Researchers investigating the biochemical characteristics behind several everyday diseases have discovered a new chromosomal region to be strongly associated with the bad cholesterol

Date: 26 Jan 2008, Rating: 4.00