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Stable transgene expression using native gut bacteria in mice

Written by Liam Little, Science Writer A study published in Cell provides a new proof-of-concept for the delivery of live […]

Bacteria Linked to Prostate Cancer Could Be a New Disease Biomarker

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Finding biomarkers in the urine of patients with aggressive prostate cancer would help identify […]

Using metagenomics to analyse bacteria in the human gut microbiome

Researchers have recently used metagenomics to investigate the evolution and persistence of bacteria in the human gut microbiome. The human […]

Bacterial strains isolated from the International Space Station

Researchers have discovered three bacterial strains aboard the International Space Station that may help create the fuel to allow plants […]

New form of antimicrobial resistance discovered in Group A Streptococcus

Researchers have identified a new form of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Group A Streptococcus (GAS). GAS organisms can cause various […]

Virus-derived CRISPR systems may be added to the gene-editing toolbox

The CRISPR-Cas9 system revolutionised genome editing approaches. Recent work on the CRISPR gene editing technology won the 2020 Nobel Prize […]

Social behaviours influenced by genetic and environmental factors

A team of researchers from the University of Utah have discovered that inhibition of the enzyme topoisomerase IIα (Top2a) during […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 26th November

Check out the latest Genomics Week in Brief – full of intriguing news and research from the genomics space! Top […]

Tomatoes have a positive influence on the gut microbiome

About 22% of the vegetables consumed in Western diets are tomatoes – though whether tomatoes should even be classed as […]

A Spotlight On: Risk Genes for Psychiatric Disorders – Derek Morris

Derek Morris, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science at the University of Galway, joins us to discuss the genetics behind psychiatric […]