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Researchers identify role of gene in placental development

A recent study has shown that the gene GPR126 plays an essential role in the development of the placenta during […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Baby boom – the surprising genetic secrets hidden in the placenta

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, presenter Dr Kat Arney explores the science behind one of the most remarkable […]

Discovering the importance of placental microRNAs

Researchers have carried out the most comprehensive profiling of human placental miRNA expression to date, in the hope of driving […]

The placenta: A dumping ground for genetic defects

Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and their collaborators have found that the placenta resembles that […]

Round-Up: COVID-19 February (Part One)

Another month and another fortnightly update of some of the latest news and research surrounding the novel coronavirus. Statistics At […]

RNA sequencing can predict pregnancy health from single blood draw

Researchers from a global collaboration have identified patterns of gene expression associated with a healthy pregnancy using circulating RNA. Pregnancy […]

Generating embryo models from stem cells

A team of researchers have developed a method to generate embryo models from murine stem cells, in the hope of […]

Cell atlas of the human uterus

The most comprehensive cell atlas to date of the human uterus has uncovered two new epithelial cell states that can […]

Round-up: COVID-19 October (Part Two)

Catching up with all the latest COVID-19 news and research can be difficult, so we have done it for you! […]

How is human pregnancy unique?

In a recent study, researchers delved into the evolutionary history of pregnancy, identifying hundreds of genes that evolved to be […]