Genetics uses information from one or two genes to explain a disease or condition, whereas genomics examines all of the genetic information to determine biological markers predisposing an individual to disease. This category includes news on DNA, genes, microRNAs, chromosomes, inheritance and evolution.
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Scientists have found that manipulating a cell signal, involving vitamin D, can slow the growth of melanoma cells and their advance to the lungs in mice.
Data from three different studies suggest that lower brain volume and a propensity for alcohol use may have the same underlying cause: genetic factors.
A new study reveals a key protein that can encourage or slow the progression of the herpes simplex virus 1 and tests a compound that blocks the virus.
New research suggests socially stressful experiences that occurred in the past leave a long lasting print on genes and health in monkeys and humans.
After studying human tissue, mice, and worms, scientists link excessive brain activity to reduced life span and find that its suppression can extend life.