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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 […]

Women in genetics

Can you name a female scientist? For many people reading this, this may seem like a very easy question to […]

TWAS: Transcriptome-wide association study

A recent trend in large-scale association studies is transcriptome-wide association study (TWAS), which aggregates genomic information into functionally relevant units […]

Monocyte gene expression provides insight into depression

A recent paper, published in Translational Psychiatry, uses monocyte gene expression to gain insight into childhood trauma, suicide risk and […]

Methylmalonic acid represents a link between ageing and cancer

A study published in Nature has explored the role of age-induced accumulation of methylmalonic acid in cancer progression. Disease of […]

MiR-93 as a potential novel target for breast cancer

A new study published in Cell Death and Disease has revealed the role of miR-93 in tumorigenesis and chemosensitivity. Breast […]

TISCH: a tumour microenvironment single-cell transcriptomic database

Researchers at Tongji University, Shanghai, have developed a large-scale curated database that integrates tumour microenvironment (TME) single-cell transcriptomic data, known […]

Variants in ACE2 and TMPRSS2 may explain genetic susceptibility towards COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that increased age and the presence of co-existing health conditions, such as cancer, cardiovascular, […]

Study finds aneuploidy common in early-stage human embryos

A new single-cell study has found that aneuploidy is common in early-stage human embryos, a finding that may have implications […]

Study finds chemokine receptor inhibition can overcome immune hyperactivation in COVID-19 patients

A new single-cell analysis study of airway samples of COVID-19 patients has found that drugs targeting chemokine receptors may be […]