Inherited Traits & Mutations

  • Genetic Traits of Indigenous Mayan People

    The genetic traits of the indigenous Mayan people are very distinctive and these characteristics can be observed in almost all of population. Therefore, the indigenous Maya genetic traits are of great interest to clinical researchers and genetic engineers...
    By efrontiers May 31, 2011 

  • The Relationship Between Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Depression: Causal, Environmental or Genetic?

    Researchers have noted high levels of statistical co-morbidity between irritable bowel syndrome and depression. What is the nature of the relationship? Is there a genetic determinant or environmental factor shared between the two? Or does a pathophysiological...
    By Ollie Hicks May 24, 2011 

  • What is Dandy-Walker Syndrome?

    Dandy-Walker Syndrome is an unpleasant condition that involves the malformation of areas of the brain. While the causes of the disorder are still not completely known, researchers seem to be closing in on what seems to be a genetic component of the disease...
    By dgemmellaro May 24, 2011 


  • Understanding Inheritance Patterns

    Find out why there is (technically) no such thing as a dominant or recessive gene. What do these words really mean?
    By Robyn Broyles May 24, 2011 

  • Genetics of Male Patterned Baldness

    In this article, the genetics of male patterned baldness is discussed.
    By Superbwriter May 23, 2011 

  • MTHFR - A Rare Genetic Disorder

    Find out in this article how a mutation in the MTHFR gene can cause pregnancy complications and congenital birth defects.
    By J.Sace May 23, 2011 


  • DNA frameshift mutations and their effect on gene expression

    There are several classes of DNA mutations. Insertions and deletions are a type of mutation that changes the reading frame of a gene. This article discusses how they are introduced and how they can change affect a protein's formula and function.
    By Brooke McClendon May 20, 2011 

  • Genetic Tests and Rare Genetic Mutations

    This article will discuss genetic tests and rare genetic mutations. Four groups of tests will be considered and diseases caused by rare genetic mutations will be briefly mentioned.
    By Finn Orfano May 19, 2011 

  • Alopecia Areata Causes

    This article discusses the condition known as alopecia areata and how genes are involved in what many researchers believe to be an autoimmune disorder.
    By dgemmellaro May 19, 2011 

  • Genetics of Sex Determination

    The human organism contains threadlike, gene-bearing chromosomes, twenty three pairs of them. These chromosomes contain the complete heredity, including characteristics such as the color of the eyes, the hair and skin. One specific pair of chromosomes...
    By VinceSummers May 18, 2011 
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