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RNA sequencing detects fusion genes in childhood cancer

A new study, carried out by scientists from the Princess Máxima Centre, has shown that RNA sequencing can identify more […]

A Spotlight On: Scientific Integrity – Elisabeth Bik, Scientific Integrity Consultant

Elisabeth Bik is a microbiologist and scientific integrity consultant, who is known for her work spotting errors in research papers. […]

Gene involved in sense of smell may also play role in breast cancer

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have found that an olfactory receptor gene that aids in an individual’s sense of […]

Psilocybin reduces excessive drinking in rats

A pre-clinical study in rats has shown that the psychedelic compound psilocybin can reverse excessive alcohol consumption and genetic markers […]

Researchers identify role of gene in placental development

A recent study has shown that the gene GPR126 plays an essential role in the development of the placenta during […]

Environmental DNA (eDNA) is helping to explore the deep ocean

Researchers have found that environmental DNA (eDNA) concentrations can be used to reliably reveal information about migration patterns of organisms […]

New ultra-sensitive detection of human papillomavirus (HPV)

Researchers have explored whether a sequencing approach, called HPV-seq, could improve detection of the human papillomavirus in patients with low […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Genomics and Psychedelics – Charles Nichols

Charles Nichols is a Professor of Pharmacology at LSU Health Sciences Centre in New Orleans in USA. His main research […]

Is nanopore sequencing the future?

Nanopore-based methods took over 25 years to fully materialise, which involved the collaboration of both academia and industry. It is […]

DNA amplification techniques

Second- and third-generation NGS platforms are separated by their need for DNA amplification prior to sequencing. Second-generation sequencing technologies are […]