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Basics of Genetics

  • The Degeneracy of the Genetic Code

    It isn't that the genetic code is morally bankrupt. Degeneracy just means that some amino acids have more than one nucleotide codon specifying them during protein synthesis. Learn the details below.
    By Kayar January 12, 2011 

  • A Primer on Cat Coat Genetics

    The coat of a cat is determined by a variety of genes that interact closely with each other. This article details the cat coat genetics and lists genes responsible for color, color patterns and fur length.
    By Finn Orfano January 8, 2011 

  • Genes on Chromosome Y

    The Y chromosome is a sex chromosome that is present in males. Some of the genes on chromosome Y include the SHOX, SRY, and USP9Y genes. Disorders associated with these genes include Leri-Weill dyschondrosteosis, Swyer syndrome, and Y chromosome infertility...
    By Vasanth January 8, 2011 


  • What is Human Genetics

    What is human genetics? Learn detailed information about human genetics and the importance of human genetics in science and medicine today.
    By  Superbwriter December 31, 2010 

  • Facts About Chromosomal Mutations

    Chromosomal mutations are a rare phenomenon. How do they occur and how they affect health and development? Read the following article and make yourself aware of the facts about chromosomal mutations.
    By Rishi Prakash December 29, 2010 

  • A Guide to the Watson and Crick Model of DNA

    Watson and Crick Model of DNA is the basis of genetics and the applied sciences. Both the scientists and their coworkers got Nobel Prize in 1962 for their commendable work. Read the following article and learn the basic features of Watson and Crick Model...
    By Rishi Prakash December 29, 2010 


  • The Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Theorem

    Assume an infinitely large population with two alleles, no natural selection and random mating. The Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium is what you end up with.
    By Kayar December 27, 2010 

  • The Link Between Mitochondrial DNA and Human Evolution

    Within an eukaryotic cell, there are organelles that carry their own DNA, such as mitochondria. This DNA can be used for all kinds of research, with the example of the link between mitochondrial DNA and human evolution, which is discussed here.
    By Finn Orfano December 18, 2010 

  • A Detailed Timeline of DNA History

    This timeline of DNA history presents key discoveries in genetics including Gregory Mendel's work on peas, James Watson and Francis Crick's model of DNA, genetic engineering, and the human genome project.
    By Vasanth December 18, 2010 

  • Codominance in Genetics: An Overview With Examples

    Alleles are not just dominant or recessive, there are more interactions possible. We'll discuss codominance in genetics and provides some examples of human codominance. Furthermore, the importance of the phenotype level is explained.
    By Finn Orfano December 15, 2010 
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