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Genome-wide CRISPR and tumour suppressor genes could open new pathways for discovering anticancer drugs

Researchers at the University of Texas have performed genome-wide CRISPR screens to uncover vulnerabilities critical for discovering anticancer drugs. The […]

Targeting p53 for Successful Tumour Suppression

Exposure to radiation can wreak havoc on cells, tissue and organs. However, some tissues are more vulnerable to radiation damage […]

Evolutionary arms race: artificial selection for host resistance to tumour growth

Researchers have used artificial selection to observe the evolutionary arms race between tumour cells and the host immune response. Evolutionary […]

Spinning a Yarn with the p53 Cancer Protein

Written by Charlotte Harrison, science writer  The tumour suppressor protein p53 is a key controller of cell proliferation. Mutations that […]

A Call to Cardio-Oncology – and the Important Role of Non-Coding RNAs

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Cancer survivors have an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, which is thought to stem […]

You need to change your altitude

With improvements in transportation and picturesque images continuously being shared upon social media, more and more individuals are looking to […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 20th November

Below, we have summarised some of the latest news and research from the genomics space from the past week. Top […]

The Cancer Gene Directory

BRCA1 gene Name: BReast CAncer gene 1 Type of gene: Tumour suppressor gene responsible for repairing DNA located on chromosome […]

Cancer Genomics: From Diagnosis to Treatment

Introduction The first publication of cancer genome sequencing was in 2006, whereby more than 13,000 genes involved in breast and […]

How cancer cells actively evade the immune system

Scientists have uncovered an unexpected relationship between the body’s immune system and tumorigenesis, which could prove useful for the development […]