Happy New Year from everyone here at Front Line Genomics! We are kicking the year off with your weekly update of the latest genomics news and research – enjoy!
Top stories from the past week
- Findings have shown that the clinical criteria for diagnosing autism is inadequate for people with genetic conditions. (Bree et al, 2020)
- According to a recent study, boosting immune system T cells to effectively attack solid tumours can be done by adding a small molecule to CAR-T cell therapy. (Serody et al, 2020)
- New mutations that enhance resistance to a drug used to prevent malaria in pregnant women and children has been reported as common in countries already fighting the disease. (Clark et al, 2020)
- Scientists from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a simple, high-throughput method for transferring isolated mitochondria and their associated mitochondrial DNA into mammalian cells. (Teitell et al, 2020)
- Analyses in the marine worm Platynereis dumerilii, have shown that while haemoglobin appeared independently in several species, it actually descends from a single gene transmitted to all by their last common ancestor. (Balavoine et al, 2020)
- New research by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has shown that Chiari 1 malformation can be caused by variations in two genes involved in brain development. (Haller et al, 2020)
- Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering have discovered how tumours co-opt inflammatory signalling while evading immune surveillance, which has important implications for immunotherapy. (Bakhoum et al, 2020)
- Biochemists at the University of Münster have now developed a strategy for controlling the biological functions of DNA with the aid of light. (Rentmeister et al, 2020)
- Chemists at Scripps Research have made a discovery that supports the theory that life on Earth arose from a RNA-DNA mix. (Gibard et al, 2020)
- Register now for our annual Festival of Genomics & Biodata. The Festival is the UK’s largest Genomics event and it’s taking place digitally between 26- 29 January. With over 200 amazing speakers from across the globe and cutting-edge content this event shouldn’t be missed!
- Join us for our brand-new three-part webinar series – ‘Multi-Omics ONLINE’ . Here, we bring together global experts who are harnessing diverse datasets to advance our understanding of human health and disease. Register now.