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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, […]

Colon cancer transformation revealed

Researchers from Max Planck and their collaborators have revealed the transformation of colon organoids in vitro. Colorectal cancer Colorectal cancer […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 20th February

Another round-up of the latest genomics news and research from the past week – enjoy! Top stories from the past […]

ctDNA informs treatment in BRAF-mutated melanoma

Researchers find that cell-free circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) analyses before and during treatment could help guide selection of therapy for […]