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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Genes and vaccines – the story of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Genetics Unzipped, the podcast from the Genetics Society, is back for 2021 with a new series of stories from the […]

Mythbusters: what mRNA vaccines actually are

“The vaccine will alter my DNA!” “The vaccine will kill millions like others have done!” “Bill Gates is planting a […]

Bacteria Linked to Prostate Cancer Could Be a New Disease Biomarker

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Finding biomarkers in the urine of patients with aggressive prostate cancer would help identify […]

Using ‘Human Knockouts’ to Ensure RNAi Safety

RNA interference or RNAi is a Nobel Prize winning technique that can silence almost any gene in the genome by […]

Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease with MicroRNAs

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Alzheimer’s disease (AD) slowly destroys cognitive functioning — thinking, remembering and reasoning — and […]

Applying RNA-sequencing Technology to Cancer and Rare Diseases

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  A paper in Molecular Biology Reports has recently reviewed the latest RNA sequencing technologies, […]

Exploring Uncharted (RNA) Territory

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Cancer transcriptomics has transformed our understanding of tumour biology. Yet even the most up-to-date […]

Parkinson’s Disease-associated Variants Operate Through Gene Regulation

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  Scientists have demonstrated that genetic variants associated with Parkinson’s disease perform regulatory functions.  Researchers […]

‘Junk DNA’: Age of Intron 

If I cast my mind back to studying biology at school, the message was very clear: DNA contains genes, and […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 12th February

Check out the latest Genomics Week in Brief – full of intriguing news and research from the genomics space! Top […]