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New genetic variant associated with HIV viral load

For the first time in over two decades, researchers have identified a genetic variant associated with HIV infection. The work, […]

Genetic Clues for PTSD and Major Depression Discovered

A recent study, published in The American Journal of Psychiatry, has shed light on the mechanisms behind the brain’s response to stress in those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder (MDD). The implications of this study are far-reaching, from improving our understanding of the cellular and molecular basis of PTSD and MDD to potentially revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of these challenging neuropsychiatric disorders. The findings open up exciting avenues for further research, personalized medicine, and the development of targeted therapeutic interventions.

Revealing the genetic diversity of drug-resistant cancer cells

In a recent  Nature paper, researchers have developed a new methodology to track the fates of cancer cells after therapy. […]

A framework for identifying treatable targets in rare genetic diseases

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer The rarity of many genetic conditions means that the traditional model of drug discovery […]

Genetic clues for infant heart disorder

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  A study published in eLife has identified new genes involved in a rare life-threatening […]

Dietary restraint outsmarts obesity risk genes

‘Dietary restraint outsmarts obesity risk genes‘ – Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Genetic variation underlies 40–70% of differences in […]

Genetic mixing buoyed bird flu spread

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. A paper published in Nature Communications shows that the rapid spread of the H5N1 […]

Unlocking the future: where is gene editing going next?

As advancements in genetic technologies accelerate at an astonishing pace, the potential for gene editing to transform our world becomes […]

AI identifies genetic targets for therapy with limited transcriptomic data

Understanding the regulatory networks between genes is a powerful way of uncovering mechanisms and therapeutic targets for disease. A study […]

A gene-therapy approach for obesity

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. A team of researchers, led by scientists at the University of Barcelona, have developed […]