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A key role for the histone chaperone CAF-1 in sustaining cell fate

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer Cell fate — whether a cell self-renews or differentiates — is driven by dynamic […]

Exploring the Origin of the Brain’s Immune System

Written by Bethany Hoernfeldt, Science Writer New discoveries made by researchers shed light on the origin of the brain’s immune […]

Researchers Identify Jumping “Junk” DNA as a Novel Cause of Paediatric Brain Cancer

Written by Bethany Hoernfeldt, Science Writer  Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Hospital have discovered the first causal link between “jumping” […]

A Healthy Microbiome Buffers Against the Effect of Antibiotics

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Antibiotics are crucial treatments for bacterial infections. However, antibiotic exposure can lead to changes […]

Do Some Smokers Develop Genetic Defences Against Lung Cancer?

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, but only a minority of […]

Using ‘Human Knockouts’ to Ensure RNAi Safety

RNA interference or RNAi is a Nobel Prize winning technique that can silence almost any gene in the genome by […]

Genetics Unzipped Podcast: Introducing exosomes – exciting ideas for biological mailbags

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, sponsored by Lonza, we’re unpacking one of the hottest new areas […]

Using AI to Study the Molecular Evolution of SARS-Cov-2

By Vered Smith, Science Writer  Scientists have published a paper studying the evolution of SARS-CoV-2, using artificial intelligence (AI) to […]

Scientists Pit Variant Prediction Platforms Against Each Other in Head-to-Head Study

Written by Kirsty Oswald, Science Writer  Researchers have assessed which computational methods and platforms have the strongest performance for predicting […]

A Breath of Fresh Air in Microbiome Research

Over the past few decades, the microbiome has emerged as an exciting area of research. The microbiome is a known […]