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Integrating Diverse Datasets Series

We are now firmly in the era of big data and researchers have an increasing amount of data at their […]

To diet, or not to diet, that is the question

No matter where you are in the world – everyone’s diet starts tomorrow. Unfortunately, for many of us, tomorrow never […]

A longstanding mystery: How do identical twins arise?

Scientists have discovered DNA methylation differences that are unique to identical twins, helping to unravel the exact molecular events that […]

Why is understanding cancer evolution so important?

In 1976, Peter Nowell first formally described cancer as an evolutionary process. This was the beginning of the notion that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Genetics and Obesity – Giles Yeo

Giles Yeo is a Principal Research Associate at MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit and the Scientific Director of the Genomics/Transcriptomics Core […]

A, C, T to Glossary

Numbers The 1000 Genomes Project: The 1,000 Genome Project (1KGP) launched in January 2008 with the aim of generating the […]

Resolving the driving forces behind tumour heterogeneity

Researchers have recently developed an in vitro model that can distinguish between the genetic, epigenetic and stochastic factors underlying tumour […]

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 […]