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Controlling gene expression with computer-inspired protein gates

Scientists have designed tools to regulate protein-protein interactions, akin to the structure of electronics, that are capable of controlling T-cell […]

CRISPR system developed for dose-dependent gene expression

CRISPR is renowned for its precise gene-editing ability, but is gaining ground in alternative applications; namely the control of selected […]

The Genetics of Christmas: How does Santa do it?

It’s that time of year again: the tree is up, the presents are wrapped and the milk and cookies are […]

How-to: Infer Gene Regulatory Networks from Omics Data

This feature was put together using content from Chapter 5 of the Multi-omics Playbook, released in February 2024. For an […]

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. […]

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 […]

New genetic insights into COVID-19 severity

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. Why do some people get seriously ill with COVID-19 while other people have only […]