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Genetic Variants Associated with Severe Covid-19

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  Researchers have published a paper revealing genetic variants associated with the development of life-threatening […]

Glioblastoma Mutations Impair EGFR Ligand Differentiation

Written by Vered Smith, Freelance Science Writer  Glioblastoma Mutations Impair EGFR Ligand Differentiation  Scientists have discovered that mutations in glioblastoma […]

Down the Rabbit Hole – DNA Data Storage, James Banal

James Banal is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Professor Mark Bathe’s laboratory. While Banal is […]

New mechanism for protecting DNA discovered

The team behind a new study has discovered a novel mechanism for the protection of DNA. Their findings may influence […]

Gene involved in sense of smell may also play role in breast cancer

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found that an olfactory receptor gene that aids in an individual’s sense of […]

The gene behind skull development

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have identified a gene that controls how the skull is […]

Is sleeping a talent?

One minute you’re counting sheep. The next minute you’re riding a unicorn alongside David Attenborough. So, what happened? No, this […]

Psilocybin reduces excessive drinking in rats

A pre-clinical study in rats has shown that the psychedelic compound psilocybin can reverse excessive alcohol consumption and genetic markers […]

CRISPR screens identify drivers of ageing in the brain

Using high-throughput CRISPR-Cas9 screens, researchers have systematically uncovered gene knockouts that impact ageing in neural stem cells of the brain. […]

Fixing DNA disorganisation to treat rare diseases

Researchers have revealed the usefulness of a structural protein in potentially diagnosing and treating a variety of genetic disorders linked […]