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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 has been awarded jointly to Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier and Dr Jennifer A. Doudna for […]

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 […]

Field-applicable diagnostic assay for malaria

Researchers have created a field-applicable, ultrasensitive diagnostic assay that specifically detects DNA sequences from all Plasmodium species in both symptomatic […]

Genomic landscape of how cancer cells evade the immune system

Researchers from Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the University of Toronto, have mapped the genes that allow […]

Genomics: repairing public trust

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

Neutralising gene drives

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed two new genetic systems that halt or eliminate gene drives […]

Experts say gene editing is too risky

An international commission has stated that we need more research before gene editing can be used in babies and for […]

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 […]

Human Genome Project: Triumph or failure?

It has been 20 years since the first draft of the human genome was unveiled. The ambitious project to sequence […]

Gene editing approach eliminates herpes simplex virus in vivo

A recent article, published in Nature Communications, has revealed a gene editing approach that can eliminate levels of latent herpes […]