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Mitochondrial DNA is released by cigarette smoke

In a recent study, researchers have discovered that mitochondrial DNA is released extracellularly upon exposure to cigarette smoke and in […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: A brief history of DNA sequencing

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, presenter Dr Kat Arney takes a look at how we learned to read […]

Cell-Free DNA Can be Used To Detect Lung Cancer

Current lung cancer screening methods are invasive and inaccessible, with only at-risk patients currently being offered screening Now, in a […]

Distinct DNA methylation sites associated with heart disease

A new study, published in JAMA Cardiology, has identified DNA methylation sites associated with heart disease. Most importantly, the study […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Denisovans and direwolves – unearthing the stories in ancient DNA

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, presenter Dr Kat Arney chats to researchers who are delving back into the […]

DNA recovered from capsules could uncover drug traffickers

A new study, published in Forensic Science International: Genetics, has shown for the first time that DNA can be obtained […]

DNA amplification techniques

Second- and third-generation NGS platforms are separated by their need for DNA amplification prior to sequencing. Second-generation sequencing technologies are […]

DNA Sequencing: How to Choose the Right Technology

Introduction It has been over 30 years since the first generation of DNA sequencing technology was developed in 1977. Since […]

Differential DNA methylation contributes to risk of multiple sclerosis

A recent study has discovered differentially methylated genomic regions harbouring 4 loci associated with risk of multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis […]

The functional importance of unusual DNA structures called G4s has been revealed

For the first time, researchers have found that G-quadruplex structures (G4s) in DNA could be added to the list of […]