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Genomics week in brief: Week ending 17th July

Keep up to date with all of the latest genomics news and research with this week’s genomics week in brief. […]

AlphaFold 2 open up protein structure prediction software for all

Source code for AlphaFold 2, an algorithm that predicts 3D protein structure with unprecedented accuracy, is now freely available. Proteins […]

Envisioning a CRISPR/Cas9-based therapy for retinitis pigmentosa

A proof-of-principle study has shown that template-free CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing can correct mutations that cause X-linked retinitis pigmentosa in mouse […]

WHO lays out a framework to regulate human genome editing

A committee established by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently published guidelines for the appropriate application of human genome […]

Non-syndromic cleft lip aetiology is illuminated by integrative approaches

In a recent study, researchers integrated existing genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic data to generate novel insights into the aetiology of […]

Natural killer cells: the making of cancer cell assassins

Researchers have engineered natural killer cells to target HER2-expressing cancer cells, which they have found to be a potent and […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 10th July

Get your weekly dose of all of the latest genomics news and research – right here – in this week’s […]

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 […]

Differential DNA methylation contributes to risk of multiple sclerosis

A recent study has discovered differentially methylated genomic regions harbouring 4 loci associated with risk of multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis […]

A novel pathway in the pathology of Rett syndrome

Researchers have revealed how dysregulation of the MECP2/miR-199a axis may contribute to the molecular pathology of Rett syndrome. Rett syndrome […]