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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Putting on and losing weight even for a short time can result in dramatic changes in the body's molecular profile, according to a study of personal omics.
Researchers have identified a single gene mutation that may be responsible for both high and low blood sugar levels in a single family.
Scientists unravel the link between genetics and dietary fat and the role they play in the progression and spread of prostate cancer.
The so-called good bacteria in our gut can influence our chances of developing colorectal cancer by altering our gene activity, suggests new research.
A genetic predisposition to obesity involves a signaling pathway that occurs in primary cilia, or antenna-like projections on brain cells, says new study.
Learn about how genetics affects the development of Parkinson's disease, and when to talk to a doctor about family history and genetic testing.
Using genome sequencing in a population of Pakistani children, scientists zoom in on a genetic mutation that is likely to cause severe obesity.
Learn all about piebaldism, a condition that is often marked by a white patch of hair known as a white forelock. We look at additional symptoms and causes.
A look at Waardenburg syndrome, a group of diseases that cause changes in the body and eye color. Find out about how rare it is and the diagnosis.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have shown that alpha cells can be reprogrammed into beta cells to restore blood glucose levels in diabetes.
It is established that alcohol can cause cancer, but the exact mechanisms behind the process are unclear. New research takes a more detailed look.
Using genetically engineered mice, researchers found a genetic mutation that may be responsible for chronic extraoral halitosis in humans.
A look at morbid obesity, a health problem where being overweight impacts daily life and results in serious health issues. Learn more.
A look at hemarthrosis, a condition where there is bleeding around the joint cavity. Here we learn more about its symptoms, treatment and causes.
Stayed up late drinking too much eggnog this Christmas? If you have a certain 'lucky' gene, sleep deprivation won't affect you too much, new study shows.
People with scalloped tongue have tongues with indented, rippled, or scalloped edges. Learn about the causes and when to see a doctor.