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A major cause of rare mitochondrial disease found

A study from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has found a genetic cause for a rare disease that causes […]

Just one base at a time

The advancements in base editing, a new genome editing approach, have generated a lot of excitement amongst scientists in recent […]

Purifying selection in T cells

A recent publication in The New England Journal of Medicine has reported observations of reduced heteroplasmy in T cells – […]

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 […]

CPT1A upregulation promotes colon cancer

A paper published in Cell Death and Disease, has identified that CPT1A upregulation is important for the tumour promoting effects […]

Shareable Science: What the “wellderly” can teach us about the genetics of healthy aging

Aging affects everyone, right down to our genetic core, but there’s plenty of evidence showing that each individual experiences the effects of age differently. As it turns out, some people are predisposed to a less disruptive (a kinder, gentler) aging process. New research hopes to uncover why that is.