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How Education may Improve our Physical and Mental Health

A recent Mendelian randomisation study found that genetically higher education level was associated with lower risk of major mental disorders […]

Filling the Gaps in the Human Genome

Completed 20 years ago this month, the Human Genome Project was a ground-breaking piece of research. However, it was far […]

Long-Term Space Flights May Impede Learning & Memory in the Hippocampus

A recent study found that the Earth’s magnetic field plays an important role in neurogenesis, learning & memory mediated by […]

Gene impacts the timing of labour

A new study has demonstrated how a gene called HAND2 can play a role in the timing of labour. The […]

Sequential gene-editing tool

Researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago have discovered a new gene-editing technique that allows for the programming of sequential […]

A well camouflaged zebra

For my undergraduate research project, I studied a rare neurological disease known as Landau-Kleffner Syndrome. It was then that I […]

The Rarest of the Rare

In Europe, a rare disease is defined rare when it affects fewer than 1 in 2,000 people. However, this definition […]

140,000 Virus species Identified in the Human Gut, Half of Which are New to Science

Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute have identified over 140,000 viral species living in the […]

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. […]

Gene Editing Quality Control – From Humanised Mice to Engineered Human Cells

The ease of new gene editing technologies has opened opportunities to explore in more detail the genetic underpinnings of disease, […]