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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Back to the beginning – exploring the origins of life

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, presenter Dr Kat Arney takes a trip back in a virtual time machine, […]

Dozens of phages use Z-DNA base

Researchers have looked in detail at how phages use Z-DNA to evade the attack of host restriction enzymes. DNA modifications […]

World of Genomics: Brazil

In this week’s World of Genomics, we travel to the vibrant country of Brazil – home to the majority of […]

Did robots help us fight COVID-19?

Typically, automated systems or robots are thought of as machinery used for packaging and inspection practices. But in fact, modern […]

How academia favours the rich

When I was little, I was part of a theatre group. For one of our performances, we sang Pink Floyd’s […]

Modified guide RNAs boost CRISPR-Cas13 transcript knockdown

Researchers at New York University and the New York Genome Center have developed chemically modified guide RNAs that enhance CRISPR-Cas13 […]

The functional importance of unusual DNA structures called G4s has been revealed

For the first time, researchers have found that G-quadruplex structures (G4s) in DNA could be added to the list of […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 26th June

We have compiled all of the most recent genomics news and research from over the past week and put it […]

Gene impacts the timing of labour

A new study has demonstrated how a gene called HAND2 can play a role in the timing of labour. The […]

Study redefines S-phase checkpoint

A recent study, published in eLife, has redefined our understanding of the S-phase checkpoint which has important implications for our […]