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Check your CRISPR-Cas9 edits Cautions Crick

CRISPR-Cas9 is currently one of the most significant gene-editing tools. Its discovery won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry last year. […]

JAG2 Mutation – New cause for Muscular Dystrophy

A mutation in a previously unexamined Notch ligand, JAG2, is found to cause a rare form of muscular dystrophy (MD) […]

ACMG Meeting 2021

This week (13th-16th April 2021), the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) hosted its Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting. […]

New insights into X-inactivation

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have uncovered new insights into our understanding of X-inactivation in female mammals. Chromosome architecture Classical […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Giving nature a helping hand – how humans are shaping species

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, presenter Kat Arney explores the impact that humans have had on the evolutionary […]

ADAR1 protects telomeres and supports cancer cell proliferation

Researchers at The Wistar Institute have identified a new function of ADAR1, a protein responsible for RNA editing, discovering that […]

The placenta: A dumping ground for genetic defects

Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and their collaborators have found that the placenta resembles that […]

The genetics of miscarriage

1 in 8 pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Growing up I always assumed that having a miscarriage was rare and […]

Uninherited mutations in spina bifida

Researchers have found that uninherited mutations that occur randomly during the earliest stages of embryonic development can cause spina bifida. […]

New DNA modification signature found in zebrafish

Researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have uncovered a new form of DNA modification in the genome of […]