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Genetic basis of childhood liver cancer diversity

Hepatoblastoma is the most common liver cancer in children. However, the hereditary predisposition and acquired molecular aberrations related to the […]

Evolution of cloning: A Dolly good show!

My first real memories of cloning came from a film by one of my favourite childhood bands S Club 7. […]

Regulating human germline genome editing

Researchers have recently published a paper describing how the development of an ‘informed adaptive consensus’ approach to regulating human germline […]

A woolly mammoth, an elephant and a scientist walk into a bar…

My idea of the woolly mammoth is limited to the voice of Ray Romano and the unusual pairing with a […]

Lab-grown brain organoids develop rudimentary eyes

A new study, published in Cell Stem Cell, has grown brain organoids in the lab that developed basic eye structures, […]

Uncovering processes that drive germline mutations

A new study, published in Science, has used computational analysis to reveal the mechanisms behind germline mutations. Their findings have […]

Successful genetic engineering in opossums

Recently, scientists at RIKEN’s Centre for Life Systems Dynamics Research successfully created the first genetically engineered opossums. Genetically engineered animals, […]

Novel telomerase regulator may be involved in ageing and cancer

Researchers have discovered a repetitive and highly variable DNA sequence that regulates telomerase activity, illuminating a genetic and molecular basis […]

A Spotlight On: Gene Therapy – Carolyn Chapman

Carolyn Riley Chapman is a Bioethicist and Faculty Affiliate with the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Grossman School of […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Cloning and all things Dolly the Sheep – Bill Ritchie

Bill Ritchie is a retired embryologist who carried out the cloning procedure that led to the creation of Dolly the […]