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DNA, genes, and genomes, oh my! Watch this video to get basic understanding of the vocabulary of genetics.
The definition and key facts about deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the building block of genes.
Responsible for cell division and many other functions, see why the chromosome is key to our everyday life.
Alleles genetically influence many parts of our life, such as how we look, risk factors for certain diseases, and much more.
Learn all about telomeres, a part of the chromosome that changes with aging.
What are genes and why are they of such interest to science?
Don't use these interchangeably! There is a difference between genetics and genomics.
How do epigenetic changes affect individuals without physically changing their DNA?
How can you give therapy to a gene? Find out how gene therapy can help treat disease!
Trillions of tiny living things inhabit our skin, but don't worry: that's good! Learn more about our skin microbiome to see why.
Science can help extend our healthspan, but what does that mean?
Endometriosis is a painful condition that affects over two million people with uteruses worldwide, but what is it exactly?
Do you know what genetics is? How about genomics? What's the difference between the two? Find out in this Minute to...
Personalized medicine is a new and better approach to health care based on each person’s unique genetic makeup.
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic medicine is a new research center that discovers precise genomic solutions for disease.
What is a mouse model? Find out in this Minute to Understanding from the Jackson Laboratory!
The annual American Society for Human Genetics meeting, held last week (October 5-11) in Baltimore, can be overwhelming for...
As has been well documented here and elsewhere, research into the biological side of genomics is exciting and proceeding at...
During his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama announced the launch of his Precision Medicine Initiative, which calls for $215...
Yes, it's possible. Using genomic technologies and specialized mouse models to develop preventative therapies, JAX scientists aim to stop...
By harnessing the most advanced data-mining tools, JAX Professor Carol Bult is leading the hunt for suspect genes that...
Interview with Emily Edelman, Associate Director of Clinical and Continuing Education.
Focused on writing, social media, marketing and video production within Strategic Communications and JAX Creative.
David Brancaccio, host of NPR's Marketplace Morning Report, credits his ability to condense complex, unfamiliar topics into jargon-free...
Even for genetics experts, the decisions and communication around genetic testing for patients can be complicated. These seven tips can...
It's not uncommon for women and couples to feel overwhelmed by the amount of information and testing options now available in the...
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