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Mice live longer with nasal gene therapy

Healthy human life expansion has long been relegated to the realm of science fiction. New research harnessing an endemic virus […]

Genome-wide CRISPR and tumour suppressor genes could open new pathways for discovering anticancer drugs

Researchers at the University of Texas have performed genome-wide CRISPR screens to uncover vulnerabilities critical for discovering anticancer drugs. The […]

Rare cases of high genetic mutation linked to fathers’ chemotherapy

A study published in Nature by scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and elsewhere, indicates that some rare cases of […]

Hormone Surge Unlocks Sex-Biased Genes

Written by Bethany Hoernfeldt, Science Writer Researchers have found that a neonatal hormone surge triggers a lasting male-biased gene expression […]

Exome sequencing in bipolar disorder identifies new risk gene

A study published in Nature Genetics from a consortium of researchers — the BipEx collaboration — is the largest whole-exome […]

Genetics Unzipped Podcast: Exploring the science of xenotransplantation

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, Dr Sally Le Page and Dr Kat Arney delve into the […]

Genetic Association Study of Mild Covid-19 Reveals Protective Variants

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  A paper has been published in Nature Genetics exploring the genetic associations of mild […]

Do Some Smokers Develop Genetic Defences Against Lung Cancer?

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, but only a minority of […]

New genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease risk

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  The largest genome-wide association study so far on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has identified numerous […]

Genetics Unzipped Podcast: Face to face – the viruses that made us human

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, Dr Kat Arney takes a look at the monkey in the […]