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Novel circRNA identified as a potential biomarker for pancreatic cancer

A recent study, published in the Journal of Human Genetics, has analysed and identified a novel circRNA in pancreatic cancer […]

Oncogenic mutational processes differ between sexes

A recent pan-cancer analysis has uncovered sex differences in oncogenic mutational processes.  Cancer sex disparities Disparities between sexes have been […]

Elite controller: Third patient to recover from HIV-1

Researchers have reported that a third patient, referred to as an elite controller, has recovered from HIV-1 infection. Furthermore, this […]

The Persistent Y hypothesis

An Opinion paper released in Cell Press Reviews yesterday has provided an alternative hypothesis to why the Y chromosome still […]

Progress in the GenOMICC COVID-19 study

Genomics England Chief Scientist, Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, recently joined BBC Radio 4 to discuss the progress of the GenOMICC […]

How to: perform polygenic risk score analysis

A recent article published in Nature Protocols highlights key issues related to polygenic risk score analyses and provides a starting […]

Rare TLR7 variants implicated in COVID-19 severity

A study has found that rare genetic alterations in the TLR7 gene may have predisposed two sets of brothers who […]

Variants in ACE2 and TMPRSS2 may explain genetic susceptibility towards COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that increased age and the presence of co-existing health conditions, such as cancer, cardiovascular, […]

Study finds aneuploidy common in early-stage human embryos

A new single-cell study has found that aneuploidy is common in early-stage human embryos, a finding that may have implications […]

Studies find CRISPR gene-editing of human embryos give rise to unwanted results.

CRISPR gene-editing is a technique that allows the genomes of living organisms to be modified. Naturally, this has been looked […]