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Applying Personalized Genomics to Ash Trees

At Front Line Genomics we spend a lot of time helping our audience understand and investigate the impact of genomics […]

Little and large: Giraffe-type gene edited into mice

Researchers have edited mice with the giraffe-type FGRL1 gene, observing exceptional hypertension resistance and higher bone mineral density. The unique […]

140,000 Virus species Identified in the Human Gut, Half of Which are New to Science

Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute have identified over 140,000 viral species living in the […]

Gut microbiome implicated in anorexia

A recent review, published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, has examined the evidence that the gut microbiome may play a significant […]

Chromothripsis: A driver of gene amplification in cancer

Researchers have used whole-genome sequencing (WGS) to show that chromothripsis is a major driver of circular extrachromosomal DNA amplification. Gene […]

Malignant cells: hitchhikers of biological cycles

Here we summarise a recent review, published in Genome Biology, that presented the hypothesis that internal and external ecological variations […]

Mutation-induced remodelling in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from patients with cystic fibrosis have revealed mutation-induced remodelling of the BfmRS two-component system. Thereby, […]

The Actual Martian: Colonising Mars

In 2015, Ridley Scott directed the film adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel The Martian. The story is ultimately about a […]

What is Non-Genetic Inheritance?

Epigenetic mechanisms are highly complex, diverse and often poorly understood. A recent study, published in Cell, discusses the diverse features […]

Genetic counsellors: The Charles Xaviers of our universe

“A genetic counsellor is like air conditioning. When you do not have it, you do not realise you are missing […]