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Osteoarthritis RNA molecule could act as a therapeutic target

Research has linked osteoarthritis of the knee to an RNA molecule that exacerbates inflammation and triggers cartilage damage. A new […]

Genome-wide CRISPR and tumour suppressor genes could open new pathways for discovering anticancer drugs

Researchers at the University of Texas have performed genome-wide CRISPR screens to uncover vulnerabilities critical for discovering anticancer drugs. The […]

Hormone Surge Unlocks Sex-Biased Genes

Written by Bethany Hoernfeldt, Science Writer Researchers have found that a neonatal hormone surge triggers a lasting male-biased gene expression […]

Researchers Identify Jumping “Junk” DNA as a Novel Cause of Paediatric Brain Cancer

Written by Bethany Hoernfeldt, Science Writer  Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Hospital have discovered the first causal link between “jumping” […]

Multi-omic Analysis – Key Insights

We are seeing an increased interest in the examination of multiple omic layers, to paint in-depth molecular pictures that can […]

‘Biohackers’ and DIY Gene Therapy

Two things that have defined the 21st century are genomics and the internet. Through a combination of these has emerged […]

‘Junk DNA’: Age of Intron 

If I cast my mind back to studying biology at school, the message was very clear: DNA contains genes, and […]

Scientists Find Potential Survival Biomarkers in Highly Fatal Pancreatic Cancer

Written by Kirsty Oswald  Scientists find potential survival biomarkers in highly fatal pancreatic cancer  Researchers have identified two candidate biomarkers […]

The Potential and Pitfalls of CRISPRa

This post was written by Kirsty Oswald, Freelance Science Writer   The potential and pitfalls of CRISPRa  Many people are familiar […]

UK Government “Genomics Beyond Health” Report – What You Need to Know

On the 26th of January 2022, the Government Office for Science published a report titled: “Genomics Beyond Health”. Since it […]