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Myths and facts

Fake news and misinformation within medicine and healthcare is a serious problem. The advent and popularisation of social media has […]

Genome Editing: How to Predict and Detect Collateral Damage

A recent paper, published in Cell, discusses how to anticipate the molecular events that may arise from genome editing and […]

Genomic Epidemiology: The Modern-day Hunt for Malicious Microbes

In this new age of genomic epidemiology, so-called “Microbe Hunters” are combining whole genome sequencing technology with epidemiological data. This […]

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 […]

Genomics: Not all doom and gloom

In the past Genomics has faced a lot of controversy, particularly in relation to eugenics. Even today, applications of genomics, […]

Genomic landscape of how cancer cells evade the immune system

Researchers from Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the University of Toronto, have mapped the genes that allow […]

The emergence of liquid biopsy

The applications of liquid biopsy are becoming increasingly apparent – but where did it all begin? Here we explore the […]

Let’s talk about colon cancer

The recent passing of actor and role model, Chadwick Boseman, from colon cancer has shocked the nation. This shock seems […]

MiR-93 as a potential novel target for breast cancer

A new study published in Cell Death and Disease has revealed the role of miR-93 in tumorigenesis and chemosensitivity. Breast […]

Researchers have characterised and analysed the unique architecture of the largest and most complex CRISPR-Cas system known to date

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) have characterised and analysed the unique architecture of one of the most complex […]