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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Successful genetic engineering in opossums

Recently, scientists at RIKEN’s Centre for Life Systems Dynamics Research successfully created the first genetically engineered opossums. Genetically engineered animals, […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 3rd July

Another month, another genomics week in brief, jam-packed with all of the latest news and research within the genomics space. […]

Round-up: COVID-19 May 2021 (Part One)

We have got you covered for another round-up of the latest COVID-19 news and research summarised all here for you! […]

Researchers have generated the first complete model of the human embryo

Two research groups have now generated human blastocyst-like structures from cells in a dish. This valuable model provides hope of […]

The genetics of miscarriage

1 in 8 pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Growing up I always assumed that having a miscarriage was rare and […]