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What is Non-Genetic Inheritance?

Epigenetic mechanisms are highly complex, diverse and often poorly understood. A recent study, published in Cell, discusses the diverse features […]

Conservation Genomics: Saving a Million Species from Extinction 

Conservation genomics is a new and emerging field of research that harnesses the power of genomic technology to preserve species, […]

Genomics Week in Brief: Week ending 9th September

Welcome back to Week in Brief, where we explore the latest news from the genomics world and beyond! There has […]

World of Genomics: Japan

Original article by Ellie Fung, August 2021. Updated by Kira Newbon in July 2023. In the latest World of Genomics […]

Bacterial Biosensors Detect Cancer DNA

A recent study published in Science has unveiled the potential of engineering a well-known bacterium, Acinetobacter baylyi, to detect cancer […]

Curing misconceptions: where do genomics myths come from?

Genomics has, perhaps more than any other field, been plagued by misconceptions. From oversimplified explanations in high school biology classes […]

Gene-editing: A Controversial Legacy

The field of genetics is a relatively young science, beginning with Gregor Mendel’s studies on the inheritance of traits in […]

Epigenetics and Ancestry: How Our History Shapes Who We Are

The idea that the experiences of our ancestors shape who we are today is not a novel one. In fact, […]

CRISPR-based therapy alleviates Huntington’s disease symptoms in mouse models

Researchers have investigated the application of RNA-targeting CRISPR technology in the treatment of Huntington’s disease (HD). The study, published in […]

Cholesterol dysregulation associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have uncovered an association between APOE4 and erroneous cholesterol processing. This genetic variant […]