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‘Junk DNA’: Age of Intron 

If I cast my mind back to studying biology at school, the message was very clear: DNA contains genes, and […]

An RNA-targeting drug alleviates ALS and dementia

Researchers at the University of Florida Scripps Biomedical Research centre have developed a drug capable of penetrating the blood-brain barrier […]

Study reports a novel role for the nucleolus in RNA decay during infection

Written by Miyako Rogers, Science Writer A new study in Nature is the first to demonstrate the role that the […]

Non-canonical Variants: The Dark Horse of Rare Genetic Diseases

Written by Isobel Young, Science Writer By the end of 2018, Genomics England had completed their 100,000 Genome Project (100KGP), […]

Exploring Uncharted (RNA) Territory

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Cancer transcriptomics has transformed our understanding of tumour biology. Yet even the most up-to-date […]

Parkinson’s Disease-associated Variants Operate Through Gene Regulation

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  Scientists have demonstrated that genetic variants associated with Parkinson’s disease perform regulatory functions.  Researchers […]

New gene discoveries in the development of stuttering

Ground-breaking research, led by scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has reported the discovery of new genetic variants associated with […]

Novel telomerase regulator may be involved in ageing and cancer

Researchers have discovered a repetitive and highly variable DNA sequence that regulates telomerase activity, illuminating a genetic and molecular basis […]

Circular RNA: Liquid biopsy biomarker for human diseases

A recent review, published in Protein & Cell, has explored the potential use of blood circular RNA as a liquid […]

Transposon expression impacts neuronal function

Research at the University of Oxford has revealed that transposon expression within the brain is not random and is in […]