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Early immune response in developing embryos

Researchers have identified the earliest display of an innate immune response found in vertebrate animals to date. Embryogenesis Early embryogenesis […]

Setting the tempo for embryonic development

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have identified the clock that sets the speed of embryonic development. They have discovered […]

Susceptibility of the human embryo to SARS-CoV-2

Researchers at the University of Cambridge and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have identified genes active in early embryonic […]

Study finds aneuploidy common in early-stage human embryos

A new single-cell study has found that aneuploidy is common in early-stage human embryos, a finding that may have implications […]

Studies find CRISPR gene-editing of human embryos give rise to unwanted results.

CRISPR gene-editing is a technique that allows the genomes of living organisms to be modified. Naturally, this has been looked […]

The genetics of miscarriage

1 in 8 pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Growing up I always assumed that having a miscarriage was rare and […]

Uninherited mutations in spina bifida

Researchers have found that uninherited mutations that occur randomly during the earliest stages of embryonic development can cause spina bifida. […]

New DNA modification signature found in zebrafish

Researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have uncovered a new form of DNA modification in the genome of […]

Telomere protection in stem cells

In a new study published in Nature, researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have uncovered the unique way stem cells […]

Intersex: When binary notions simply don’t fit

The term ‘gender’ can be subjective. It is often seen as a social construct that each individual has their own […]