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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 […]

Telomere protection in stem cells

In a new study published in Nature, researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have uncovered the unique way stem cells […]

Intersex: When binary notions simply don’t fit

The term ‘gender’ can be subjective. It is often seen as a social construct that each individual has their own […]

Clinical utility of exome sequencing in pregnancy loss

A recent study, published in Genetics in Medicine, has explored the clinical utility of exome sequencing for detecting monogenic aetiology […]

Down syndrome: New genetic approaches

A recent review, published in Cell, has examined the lessons learned from model systems and has explored emerging methods for […]

Cryptic exon in mice is essential for male sex determination

An international collaboration with The University of Queensland has found a hidden DNA fragment that is critical for male sex […]

Potential drug targets for paediatric germ cell tumours

Researchers have performed a comprehensive genetic analysis and identified potential drug targets for paediatric germ cell tumours (GCTs). Germ cell […]

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: repairing public trust

The term “genomics” was first coined in 1986 by Tom Roderick, a geneticist from The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, […]

The human endometrium at a single-cell level

Researchers have characterised the transcriptomic transformation of the human endometrium during the menstrual cycle at single-cell resolution.  Human endometrium During […]