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Multi-omics: Exploring Inside Cells

Introduction Multi-omics is an emerging field. ‘Omics’ refers to the comprehensive collection of a set of biological molecules. Essentially, the […]

The view from space is CRISPR

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have performed the first successful use of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing in space. Ionising radiation […]

CRISPR identifies gene involved in metastasis

New research from scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute has revealed a gene that plays a key role in metastasis […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: 100 not out – Genes and ageing

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, the podcast from the Genetics Society, presenter Kat Arney takes a look at […]

Genetically engineered probiotics

Advancements in the field of synthetic biology, genetic engineering and genome sequencing technologies have provided the opportunity to improve the […]

The value of microsatellite instability testing – now and in the future

Microsatellite instability (MSI) testing of tumour tissue is routinely performed to identify genomic instability (deficiency in one or more DNA […]

HIV: origins, treatment and the continued stigma

The first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, died last week from a recurrence of leukaemia. His […]

Oncogenic mutational processes differ between sexes

A recent pan-cancer analysis has uncovered sex differences in oncogenic mutational processes.  Cancer sex disparities Disparities between sexes have been […]