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New single-cell sperm sequencing method uncovers insights into meiotic variation

A new method has allowed researchers at Harvard Medical School to examine variation in meiosis by studying tens of thousands […]

Potential drug targets for paediatric germ cell tumours

Researchers have performed a comprehensive genetic analysis and identified potential drug targets for paediatric germ cell tumours (GCTs). Germ cell […]

The Persistent Y hypothesis

An Opinion paper released in Cell Press Reviews yesterday has provided an alternative hypothesis to why the Y chromosome still […]

Studies find CRISPR gene-editing of human embryos give rise to unwanted results.

CRISPR gene-editing is a technique that allows the genomes of living organisms to be modified. Naturally, this has been looked […]

DNA Today podcast: Infertility series wrap up

DNA Today has just wrapped up their infertility series which started in April, coinciding with infertility awareness week. Over the […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Out Standing In the Field – the highs and lows of genetics fieldwork

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped our stay-at-home roving reporter Georgia Mills presenter talks to four researchers who’ve been […]

Genetics Unzipped Podcast: From one generation to the next – the life and work of Dame Anne McLaren

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped presenter Dr Kat Arney reflects on the life and work of Dame Anne […]

Unravelling genome reprogramming during fertilisation

Scientists have never been certain how the half-genomes of the maternal egg cell and paternal sperm merge to form one human genome. Researchers this week described the enzyme SPRK1 as being critical to the process.