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Researchers identify first known gene transfer between plants and insects

A recent study has described how a whitefly uses a stolen plant gene to elude its host’s defences – representing […]

Next-Generation PCR ONLINE

The advent of PCR methods has enabled the detection and quantification of nucleic acids in small sample sizes. Just recently, […]

Cytokine Gene Therapy Lets Paralysed Mice Walk Again

Using a cytokine-based gene therapy, researchers have successfully allowed previously paralysed mice to walk again. Designer Cytokine To date, paralysis […]

A New Genetic Link to Childhood Asthma

Asthma with severe exacerbation is the most common reason for the hospitalisation of young children. These exacerbations are generally triggered […]

On the Cusp of Future Gene Therapies

Gene therapy is at an inflection point. Many gene and cell therapies have been approved in recent years following decades […]

What is Non-Genetic Inheritance?

Epigenetic mechanisms are highly complex, diverse and often poorly understood. A recent study, published in Cell, discusses the diverse features […]

African genomics needed for genetic medicine

As part of the 20th anniversary of Nature Reviews Genetics, Professor Ambroise Wonkam from the University of Cape Town has […]

Evolution of the genome

Cosmologists believe that the universe began over 14 billion years ago with the Big Bang. Clouds of gas emitted by […]

Genomic Epidemiology: The Modern-day Hunt for Malicious Microbes

In this new age of genomic epidemiology, so-called “Microbe Hunters” are combining whole genome sequencing technology with epidemiological data. This […]

WhopperPhage – The huge virus with CRISPR components

Huge viruses with CRISPR-Cas and translational components have been described by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley – providing […]