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Rational Vaccinology: A revolutionary new approach to cancer vaccine design

In a recent paper published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, researchers from Northwestern University have developed a new way to increase […]

Microprotein origins contribute to understanding of human evolution

A recent study has revealed several microprotein-encoding genes that have arisen de novo from non-coding sequences within the human genome. […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Ancient Environmental DNA – Benjamin Vernot, Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology

Benjamin Vernot is Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany. His group works in the field […]

The tube-like sea creatures shedding light on immune system evolution

Written by Lauren Robertson, Science Writer. Research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has revealed that some of […]

Understanding the evolution of genome architecture across species

Written by Poppy Jayne Morgan A new study published in BMC biology is unravelling the mystery of genome architecture. Gene […]

Cancer evolution, immune evasion and metastasis

Charles Swanton, Senior Group Leader, Crick Institute

Using AI to Study the Molecular Evolution of SARS-Cov-2

By Vered Smith, Science Writer  Scientists have published a paper studying the evolution of SARS-CoV-2, using artificial intelligence (AI) to […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Genomics of tree health and adaptation – Richard Buggs, Evolutionary Biologist

Richard Buggs is a Professor of Evolutionary Genomics at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) and a Senior Research Leader […]

Evolution of mutations can be predicted by DNA tangles

New research has revealed evolutionary hotspots in DNA tangles where mutations are more likely to occur. Mutational hotspots Mutational hotspots […]

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 […]