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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 […]

Cryptic exon in mice is essential for male sex determination

An international collaboration with The University of Queensland has found a hidden DNA fragment that is critical for male sex […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 10th October

Bringing you another quick round-up of the top Genomics stories and news from the past week! Top stories from the […]

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 […]

UroCAD: Liquid Biopsy Outperforms Urine Cytology in Bladder Cancer Detection

UroCAD is a new, urine-based liquid biopsy test. A recent study published by the American Association for Cancer Research has […]

Neuritogenesis genes confer risk for cerebral palsy

Researchers using whole-exome sequencing have identified that mutations that disrupt neuritogenesis may confer risk for cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy Cerebral […]

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 […]

A modern Egyptian: the first comprehensive Egyptian reference genome

The true value of genomics can only be unravelled with true population-scale sequencing. Understanding genomic variation across populations will help […]

Human microbiome predicts age

Researchers have evaluated the ability of the oral, gut and skin (palm and forehead) microbiomes in predicting age in adults. […]