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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Computational Modeling of Macromolecules

The combining of biochemical techniques with information technology has made it possible to understand higher levels of macromolecular structure. It also opens a vista of potential novel species.

What is the Human Genome Project?

The Human Genome Project is one of the most ambitious projects undertaken in recent years. The Human Genome Project lasted 13 years, starting in 1990 and it’s completion in 2003.

Learn About How Scientists Study Your Genes and DNA

Genomics may sound familiar, as if it were a novel or a movie. What is it exactly? Genomics is the study of genes, what constitutes them, its structures, how it is related to DNA, and whether or not it can be manipulated, thereby creating a new gene or modifying it to behave in a particular manner.