Genetics

The genetics channel at BrightHub.com explores the fascinating world of human genetics. Managing Editor, Leigh Zaykoskiand a team of scientific writers explore the diverse and continuously expanding world of genetic discovery. From articles on basic genetics such as How to Find a Gene, or the Genetics of Red Hair, to topics on the cutting edge of scientific discovery, such as the discovery of the Childhood Cancer Neuroblastoma Gene, you will discover informative in-depth coverage on a site devoted to Science, Technology, Health and Education.
Read about and debate the hot topics affecting our society today such as genetic engineering and the ethics of pet cloning, and whether or not homosexuality is genetic. Explore the growing field of gene therapy and revisit the top 10 moments in genetics history.
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Is Missing Ear Cartilage Genetic? The Genetics of Ear Cartilage

Missing ear cartilage or scientifically termed as microtia is one of the top ear deformities among newborn infants. In most cases, the genetics of ear cartilage plays a significant part. This information will take a closer look at the missing ear cartilage genetic influence on such occurrences.

Human Mitochondrial Genetics

Most eukaryotic cells possess organelles known as mitochondria. These mitochondria are quite special, due to the nature of the DNA they contain. This article discusses human mitochondrial genetics and its possible uses.