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AI used to develop new protein delivery system

Gene therapies are often touted as the future of healthcare, yet delivery of the relevant materials to human cells remains […]

Gene-editing: A Controversial Legacy

The field of genetics is a relatively young science, beginning with Gregor Mendel’s studies on the inheritance of traits in […]

Environmental and ecological factors play a significant role in antibiotic resistance

In a recent study, published in the journal eLIFE, researchers have screened over 160,000 bacterial genomes to identify the presence […]

Designing synthetic condensates that can control cell behaviour

In a recent paper published in Nature Chemical Biology, researchers from Duke University have developed a novel engineering approach to […]

An overview of cancer biology

Original post by Liam Little in February 2023. Updated by Ashleigh Davey in September 2023. Cancer is a disease of […]

CRISPR competitor? Deep-learning model for zinc finger design aids transcription factor reprogramming

A new study, published in Nature, outlines an AI-based approach that could help overcome some of the challenges with zinc […]

Sanger Launches The Respiratory Virus & Microbiome Initiative

The Wellcome Sanger Institute has just launched the new Respiratory Virus and Microbiome Initiative, which will lay the groundwork for […]

Horizontal gene transfer shapes infant microbiome

A recent paper, published in the journal Cell, has shown how the maternal microbiome can influence the functional capacity of […]

Gut bacteria impact motivation to exercise in mice

Researchers have identified a gut-to-brain pathway in mice that may be the key to unlocking the motivation to exercise. The […]

New fluorescent protein penetrates deeper into biological tissue

Researchers have developed a small fluorescent protein that can penetrate deep into biological tissue. The study, published in Nature Methods, describes […]