Basics of Genetics

  • Meiosis and Gamete Formation

    How does meiosis allow DNA to be divided into gametes? Learn all about this process, and the less-apparent benefits of sexual reproduction as opposed to asexual reproduction.
    By Brooke McClendon July 29, 2010 

  • The Genetics of Black and Blue Chickens

    A lot of deviations from Mendel's laws have been discovered. In this article, one of those, incomplete dominance, will be explained. The concept will be illustrated with the feather color and genetics of black and blue chickens as an example.
    By Finn Orfano July 29, 2010 

  • Which Has More of an Influence on Intelligence: Nature or Nurture?

    Are you a product of your genes or your environment? What determines your intellect? Find out more about this issue to make your own decision.
    By Sonal Panse July 22, 2010 


  • Examples of Oncogenes

    Oncogenes are genes which, when mutated, can lead to the development of cancer. Read this article to learn about some examples of oncogenes, and how they contribute to cancer.
    By Emma Lloyd July 1, 2010 

  • The Relationship Between Telomeres and Aging

    Telomeres are specialized structures at the end of eukaryotic chromosomes. Shortening of telomere length occurs with organismal aging. Read the following article and learn more about the structural and functional aspect of telomeres, as well as telomeres...
    By Rishi Prakash June 30, 2010 

  • An Overview of Birth Order Theory

    The order of birth of a person in relation to his other siblings is said to influence his personality, beliefs, outlook and overall well-being. One such theory that explains these observations is the birth order theory of Alfred Adler.
    By DulceCorazon June 28, 2010 


  • How Do Gametes Develop in Humans?

    Sexual reproduction is a process that involves the formation of male and female gametes and their union to form a single cell that represents the beginning of a new individual with diverse genetic identity.
    By Rishi Prakash June 24, 2010 

  • An Overview of DNA Methylation

    DNA methylation is one of the most crucial components of DNA replication that ensures correct base pairing. Read the following article and learn more about its mechanism.
    By Rishi Prakash June 22, 2010 

  • Circadian Clock Genes in Health and Disease

    Circadian rhythm is involved in almost all mammalian functions. This is controlled by circadian clock genes which influence numerous biological processes. The importance of clock genes is becoming clearer and disruption of circadian rhythm has been linked...
    By niknak June 22, 2010 

  • The Difference Between Genotypes and Phenotypes

    Many people are unfamiliar with genotypes and phenotypes, let alone the difference between genotypes and phenotypes. Learn about the major differences to better understand how they affect genetics.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen June 4, 2010 
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