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Genomics week in brief: Week ending 3rd April

Another month, another genomics week in brief – jam-packed with all the latest genomics news and research! Top stories from […]

Gene impacts the timing of labour

A new study has demonstrated how a gene called HAND2 can play a role in the timing of labour. The […]

Early immune response in developing embryos

Researchers have identified the earliest display of an innate immune response found in vertebrate animals to date. Embryogenesis Early embryogenesis […]

Such a lot of genome to see…by Ting Wu

Ting Wu (Professor, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School) joined us at the Festival of Genomics and Biodata 2021 to […]

Mapping the human endometrium

The endometrium undergoes dynamic changes throughout the menstrual cycle. In a recent study, researchers generated single-cell and spatial reference maps […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 9th January

Another week, another genomics week in brief – filled with the latest news and research from the genomics space. Top […]

Intersex: When binary notions simply don’t fit

The term ‘gender’ can be subjective. It is often seen as a social construct that each individual has their own […]

African genomics needed for genetic medicine

As part of the 20th anniversary of Nature Reviews Genetics, Professor Ambroise Wonkam from the University of Cape Town has […]

The human endometrium at a single-cell level

Researchers have characterised the transcriptomic transformation of the human endometrium during the menstrual cycle at single-cell resolution.  Human endometrium During […]

Unravelling genome reprogramming during fertilisation

Scientists have never been certain how the half-genomes of the maternal egg cell and paternal sperm merge to form one human genome. Researchers this week described the enzyme SPRK1 as being critical to the process.