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New study implicates somatic mutations in neurological disorders

Written by Isobel Young, Science Writer Research focusing on neurological disorders has become more frequent in recent years. However, there […]

Rate of somatic mutations inversely correlates with lifespan

Somatic mutations are implicated in important life processes such as cancer and ageing, yet they still are not well understood. […]

The NIH Somatic Cell Genome Editing program

In a recent paper published in Nature, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) discusses the Somatic Cell Genome Editing Consortium […]

Genomic analysis reveals recombination hot spots and gives insights into Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

Written by Miyako Rogers, Science Writer New research published in Cell involving large-scale genomic analysis of human tissue samples has […]

Bioinformatics study identifies new SNPs never before seen in cancer

New single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), that have never before been implicated in cancer, were identified in a recent bioinformatics study, […]

Mosaic loss of Y chromosome leads to increased mortality in aging men

New research using CRISPR-Cas9 has shed light on the condition of mosaic loss of Y chromosome, a previously unexplained risk […]

A Spotlight On: Variants of uncertain significance – Kimberly Gilmour

Kimberly Gilmour is Director of Laboratory Medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. She utilises next generation sequencing and […]

A Spotlight On: Genomic drivers of heart attacks – Akl Fahed

Akl Fahed, MD, MPH is a physician, scientist, and innovator. He works at Mass General Hospital, the Broad Institute of […]

Aging clones: genetic mutations hijack the production of blood cells in different stages of life

New research has discovered how genetic mutations take over the production of blood cells at different life stages. The study, […]

Mice live longer with nasal gene therapy

Healthy human life expansion has long been relegated to the realm of science fiction. New research harnessing an endemic virus […]