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Structures of the heart reveal risk to cardiovascular disease

A recent study published in Nature has explored the fractal structure of the heart, revealing its influence on susceptibility to […]

Circular RNA: Liquid biopsy biomarker for human diseases

A recent review, published in Protein & Cell, has explored the potential use of blood circular RNA as a liquid […]

Underdiagnosis of monogenic heart and vascular diseases

Through performing whole-exome sequencing (WES), researchers have found that diagnoses for monogenic cardiovascular diseases (MCVDs) may have previously been missed. […]

A major cause of rare mitochondrial disease found

A study from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has found a genetic cause for a rare disease that causes […]

Studies identify novel genetic variants for heart disease using new method

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death globally. Two of the most common forms of heart disease […]

Interview with Dr Rona Strawbridge, UKRI Innovation

Dr Rona Strawbridge has been using genetics to try to understand complex diseases, who’s work has focused much on obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and more recently serious mental illness. We managed to have a chat with Rona ahead of her speaking at the Festival of Genomics about her work and why she’s excited to be speaking at the festival this year.

High Blood Pressure Could Increase Your Risk of Pneumonia

Epidemiological analyses have linked hypertension to an increased risk of pneumonia. This study from the UK biobank confirmed this correlation […]

Genetically engineered probiotics

Advancements in the field of synthetic biology, genetic engineering and genome sequencing technologies have provided the opportunity to improve the […]

Foodomics: The science of food

The saying ‘you are what you eat’ is the idea that the food you put in your body today impacts […]

Shuttle up for some genomics in space

Space. A silent vacuum beyond the upper limits of Earth’s atmosphere, home to billions of galaxies within our universe. A […]