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Myths and facts

Fake news and misinformation within medicine and healthcare is a serious problem. The advent and popularisation of social media has […]

Genome Editing: How to Predict and Detect Collateral Damage

A recent paper, published in Cell, discusses how to anticipate the molecular events that may arise from genome editing and […]

Genomic Epidemiology: The Modern-day Hunt for Malicious Microbes

In this new age of genomic epidemiology, so-called “Microbe Hunters” are combining whole genome sequencing technology with epidemiological data. This […]

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 […]

Genomics: Not all doom and gloom

In the past Genomics has faced a lot of controversy, particularly in relation to eugenics. Even today, applications of genomics, […]

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 […]

The emergence of liquid biopsy

The applications of liquid biopsy are becoming increasingly apparent – but where did it all begin? Here we explore the […]

Alexander Fleming’s original Penicillium sequenced

Researchers from Imperial College London, CABI and the University of Oxford, have sequenced the genome of Fleming’s original Penicillium strain […]

Machine learning and Darwin combined to piece together tumour genetics

MOBSTER – model-based clustering in cancer, is a machine learning tool that incorporates theoretical population genetics from Darwin to examine […]

Insight into the distinct tumour immune microenvironments in gastric cancer patients

Researchers have compared the tumour immune microenvironments (TIMEs) of primary gastric cancers and found distinct patterns between primary and metastatic […]