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Just one base at a time

The advancements in base editing, a new genome editing approach, have generated a lot of excitement amongst scientists in recent […]

Structures of the heart reveal risk to cardiovascular disease

A recent study published in Nature has explored the fractal structure of the heart, revealing its influence on susceptibility to […]

How will genetic technologies change reproductive decision-making?

An article published in the European Journal of Human Genetics has explored views on how new genetic technologies may change […]

Researchers have characterised and analysed the unique architecture of the largest and most complex CRISPR-Cas system known to date

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) have characterised and analysed the unique architecture of one of the most complex […]

How genetics and technology could increase human longevity

Advances in healthcare has led to an increasing lifespan. Over time, our bodies gradually accumulate damage to the cells and […]

Genetics Unzipped Podcast: From one generation to the next – the life and work of Dame Anne McLaren

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped presenter Dr Kat Arney reflects on the life and work of Dame Anne […]

Gene therapy: The what, the how and the ethics

What is gene therapy? Given the hype around gene therapy and the recent approvals for use, everyone has heard or […]

The remarkable flexibility of our genome

Dr. Yonatan Stelzer is an expert in the emerging field of epigenetics, which allows interruption of genetic code in many […]

Ethical Piece: Eugenics and Where to Draw The Line

It all comes down to what decision is being made based upon a person’s genetics.

Unravelling genome reprogramming during fertilisation

Scientists have never been certain how the half-genomes of the maternal egg cell and paternal sperm merge to form one human genome. Researchers this week described the enzyme SPRK1 as being critical to the process.