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  Genetics Home Reference - Your guide to understanding genetic conditions
The genetics of more than 300 health conditions, diseases, and syndromes.
Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.
Users seeking information about a personal genetic disease, syndrome, or condition should consult with a qualified healthcare professional.
ghr.nlm.nih.gov   (129 words)

  Genetics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word "genetics" was first suggested to describe the study of inheritance and the science of variation by the prominent British scientist William Bateson in a personal letter to Adam Sedgwick, dated April 18, 1905.
The foundational discipline is population genetics which studies the distribution of and change in allele frequencies of genes under the influence of the four evolutionary forces: natural selection, genetic drift, mutation and migration.
While molecular genetics studies the structure and function of genes at a molecular level, ecological genetics focuses on wild populations of organisms, and attempts to collect data on the ecological aspects of individuals as well as molecular markers from those individuals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Genetics   (1779 words)

 Category:Genetics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Genetics is the science of genes, heredity, and the variation of organisms, as well as the medical practice of diagnosing, treating, and counseling patients with genetic disorders.
Humans began applying knowledge of genetics in prehistory with the domestication and breeding of plants and animals.
Within organisms, genetic information generally is carried in chromosomes, where it is represented in the chemical structure of particular DNA molecules.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Genetics   (154 words)

 Genetics [Athro, Limited: Biology]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Genetics = The length of DNA of the gene responsible for a trait has been identified and its sequence determined.
Genetics = the gene responsible for a trait has been sequenced, and we know the molecular biology of how the gene product works and how mutations in it produce different results.
Heritability is the extent to which the phenotype is determined by the genetic makeup of the individual.
www.athro.com /evo/gen/geframe.html   (168 words)

 The Symphony of Life: Genetics & Medicine
Genetics will change everything about how we live, so everyone needs to know something about genes and how they work.
This web site is designed to help you understand genetics and learn how scientists in the University of Michigan Medical School are using this knowledge to change tomorrow’s medicine.
If you are interested in the genetics of a specific medical condition or disease, look it up in the “Conditions and Diseases” index.
www.med.umich.edu /genetics/home.htm   (377 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Genetics
For most genetic disorders, genetic counseling is advised.
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a common genetic disorder (1 out of 12,000 births) which results from a deficient enzyme required for the metabolism of the amino acid phenylalanine.
Until recently, when the genetically engineered protein became available, many of these individuals contracted viral hepatitis or AIDS as a result of their many transfusions.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/002048.htm   (2274 words)

 Genetics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Genetics of the macronucleus DNA rearrangements during macronuclear differentiation Phenotypic assortment Coassortment Mapping genetically and molecularly the MAC genome 4.
As in other eukaryotes, genetic linkage maps of loci in individual chromosomes are constructed by exploiting the fact that meiotic crossing over generates recombinant genotypes with a frequency which, in the linear portion of the range, is roughly proportional to physical distance [see any genetics textbook, e.g.
For certain natural genetic polymorphisms in surface antigen (serotype), extremely biased initial amplification of one particular allele (in the absence of differential vegetative replication) is sufficient to explain the observed appearance of lack of assortment [27]
www.lifesci.ucsb.edu /~genome/Tetrahymena/genetics.htm   (7567 words)

Satisfactory completion of an intensive three-term course in general genetics and biochemistry [Biochemistry 101 (fall term) Genetics 102 (winter term), and Biochemistry 103 (spring term)], a one-term teaching assignment, and a three-term course in laboratory genetics.
Examination of the genetic, physiological, cellular, and molecular bases of behavior and responses to environmental factors in eukaryotic organisms.
Understanding of the molecular basis of human disease results from the exceptional power of genetic research technologies in the model organisms (worms, flies, fish and mice) and the universal nature of major genetic pathways in the animal kingdom.
www.dartmouth.edu /~reg/courses/desc/gene.html   (1442 words)

 Genetics Section - American Fisheries Society   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Genetics Section of the American Fisheries Society is co-hosting the SNP WORKSHOP II scheduled at the Alyeska Resort Hotel in Girdwood, Alaska on September 21-22, 2006.
The award, which honors Steve's strong commitment to publication of applied genetic research in fisheries, is given annually to the authors of the best genetics paper published in an AFS journal the preceding year.
The award is presented annually during the Genetics Section meeting at the AFS Annual Meeting, and is intended to recognize excellence in graduate-level work in fisheries genetics and to assist graduate students with travel to the national meeting.
www.fisheries.org /genetics/index.shtml   (875 words)

 Webquest   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With several cooperative groups presenting on different disorders, the whole class will be able to see the different types of genetic disorders, if they are treatable, and what we are doing as a human race to try to cure these disorders.
Now we will be embarking on the content of genetic disorders - how people get them, karyotyping of the disorder, types of treatments, and any type of genetic testing that could have been taken advantage of prior to the birth of your child.
Genetic Counselor - Your role as the genetic counselor is to examine what types of treatment there are for the disorder and how you can advise these perspective parents on the disorder that their child has been exposed to.
coe.west.asu.edu /students/molshan/web.htm   (1033 words)

 Proactive Genetics, Inc. - Affordable, accurate DNA zygosity testing for twins and triplets.
Sometimes it is unclear whether same-sex twins or triplets are genetically identical or fraternal.
Click here to see the benefits that Proactive Genetics can offer to you and your twins or triplets.
If you find the technical terminology of genetics confusing, check out our FAQs and glossary to help you to answer your questions about zygosity testing.
www.proactivegenetics.com   (167 words)

 Canine Genetics Resources
In the first installment of that series, The Genetic Cul-de-Sac, the genetics task force addresses the origin of the domestic dog with an emphasis on the fundamentals of DNA and gene mutations, and their relationship to vigorous genetic diversity.
Michigan University presents Laboratory of Molecular Medicine and Canine Genetics, "using the powerful new tools of molecular genetics to understand, improve diagnosis and treatment of, and ultimately prevent the hereditary diseases that affect dogs and (B) to educate and train veterinary professionals and scientists in molecular genetics and medicine."
The Control of Genetic Disease is discussed in a summary of information presented at seminars by Dr. George A. Padgett, DVM, a veterinary pathologist specializing in canine genetics.
www.workingdogs.com /genetics.htm   (1098 words)

 Graduate Program in Genetics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The future of genetics will involve increasing communication between the different areas of genetics (molecular genetics, developmental genetics, population genetics, evolutionary genetics) as well as other disciplines such as biochemistry and cell biology.
One of the lessons of genetic research in the last thirty years is that the broader your scientific background, the more prepared you are to make a discovery.
Therefore, the Genetics Program at Stony Brook was created as an inter-institutional program, to focus and combine the existing strengths in genetics at the State University Of New York at Stony Brook, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Brookhaven National Laboratory.
life.bio.sunysb.edu /gen   (406 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Biology: Genetics: Publications: Journals
Animal Genetics - Research on the immunogenetics, biochemical and molecular genetics of economically important and domestic animals.
Genetical Research - Publishes original works in population and quantitative genetics, QTL mapping, molecular and developmental genetics of eukaryotes.
Genetics and Molecular Research - Aim to publish original, outstanding research papers in the areas of genetics, molecular biology and evolution.
dmoz.org /Science/Biology/Genetics/Publications/Journals   (777 words)

 Genetics : The Department of Health - P&G: Health topics: Genetics
Three years after publication of the genetics White Paper, a review is underway to take stock of the progress made to date and assess what will be needed for the future.
The National Genetics Education and Development Centre is a key development from the Genetics White Paper.
The genetics White Paper announced that start-up funding would be available for up to ten GPs with a special interest in genetics.
www.dh.gov.uk /PolicyAndGuidance/HealthAndSocialCareTopics/Genetics/fs/en   (501 words)

 Putting genetics in perspective -- Zimmern et al. 322 (7293): 1005 -- BMJ
Genetic factors are even more subtle in the way they contribute to most common diseases.
Dissecting the genetic and environmental influences on common diseases presents a huge and long-term challenge.
Genetics and public health in the 21st century: using genetic information to improve health and prevent disease.
bmj.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/322/7293/1005   (842 words)

 Chromosomes and Heredity
If you are female, you have two Xs, and if you are male, you have one X and one Y (although there are genetic conditions in which this varies).
Similarly, your brother or sister also received half of their genetic instructions from each parent, but the set they received is somewhat different from the set you received.
As discussed in the Basic Genetics section, DNA is a large molecule packaged in chromosomes in the nucleus of cells.
www.genetics.gsk.com /chromosomes.htm   (1806 words)

 Genetics definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Classical or formal genetics -- the study of the transmission of single genes within families and the analysis of more complex types of inheritance.
Population genetics -- the study of genes within populations including gene frequencies, the gene pool, and evolution.
Reproductive genetics -- the genetics of reproduction including genes and chromosomes in germ cells and the early embryo.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15390   (341 words)

 Genetics Virtual Library
Greenomes: Laboratory and bioinformatics exercises to introduce students to modern plant genetics and genomics.
A Historical Timeline: Cracking the Code of Life: The history of genomics, from Darwin to the completion of the Human Genome Project.
This is the Virtual Library of Genetics, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research.
www.ornl.gov /sci/techresources/Human_Genome/genetics.shtml   (206 words)

Learn how scientists are using genetics to change the food you eat.
Explore how genetic clues in human DNA help us understand more about who we are and where we come from.
Analyze genetic information and explore rare fossil casts to learn more about human evolution and genomics.
www.amnh.org /ology/?channel=genetics&c   (502 words)

 Genetics Society of America
The Genetics Society of America congratulates three graduate students and three postdoctoral fellows who received poster awards last month at the 49th Annual Drosophila Research Conference in San Diego, California.
The February issue of PLoS Genetics features an interview of GSA Executive Director Elaine Strass.
Elaine, who also serves as Executive Director for our sister society, the American Society of Human Genetics, talks about her career with GSA and ASHG, her responsibilities in both societies, and why she loves her job.
www.genetics-gsa.org   (348 words)

 Reproductive Genetics Institute
Reproductive Genetics Institute is a world-renowned provider of fertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), as well as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and prenatal diagnosis.
In addition to its Lincoln Park address in Chicago, we have performed over 3,000 IVF procedures in our satellite Centers in Cyprus, St. Petersburg and Krasnoyarsk (Russia) and Istanbul with affiliate locations in London, Belize and the Czech Republic.
The latest addition to the international family of IVF and Reproductive Genetics Clinics is the RGI Center in Belize (Central America) and Istanbul (Turkey).
www.reproductivegenetics.com   (248 words)

 Home : Nature Genetics
Nature Genetics - CURRENT ISSUE : May 2008 - Vol 40 No 5
In this, the 'Year of the Rat', Nature Genetics is proud to present a special focus on rat genetics.
The focus features two comprehensive overviews of the state of the field and the online resources available to investigators, as well as a series of primary research papers presenting the latest discoveries of genes influencing complex traits.
www.nature.com /ng   (365 words)

Population Genetics (also still under construction.) How selection of different kinds can change the overall genetic makeup of a breeding population.
Coat Color Genetics in Dogs (Basic color genetics, all breeds, including comments on colors where genetics are questionable.)
References for the genetics section, including links to other genetics websites.
bowlingsite.mcf.com /Genetics/Genetics.html   (316 words)

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