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Precision medicine in early life may improve adult health outcomes

Researchers have shown that optimising early life nutrition can reduce the risk of adult cardiometabolic disease in genetically predisposed infants, […]

Parental genome unification is error-prone

A new study has found that the process of combining maternal and paternal genetic information is surprisingly highly error-prone. Parental […]

Round-up: COVID-19 May 2021 (Part One)

We have got you covered for another round-up of the latest COVID-19 news and research summarised all here for you! […]

Researchers have generated the first complete model of the human embryo

Two research groups have now generated human blastocyst-like structures from cells in a dish. This valuable model provides hope of […]

Round-up: COVID-19 March 2021 (Part Two)

We have again summarised the latest news and research surrounding COVID-19 from the past fortnight. Statistics At the time of […]

The placenta: A dumping ground for genetic defects

Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and their collaborators have found that the placenta resembles that […]

The genetics of miscarriage

1 in 8 pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Growing up I always assumed that having a miscarriage was rare and […]

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 […]

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 […]