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Telomere shortening protects against cancer

New results from Titia de Lange’s lab (at the Rockefeller University) have provided the first piece of evidence that telomere […]

Telomere protection in stem cells

In a new study published in Nature, researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have uncovered the unique way stem cells […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 17th October

Another week of interesting and ground-breaking research, all brought to you in one place. Top stories from the past week […]

Shuttle up for some genomics in space

Space. A silent vacuum beyond the upper limits of Earth’s atmosphere, home to billions of galaxies within our universe. A […]

Women in genetics

Can you name a female scientist? For many people reading this, this may seem like a very easy question to […]

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.