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A Spotlight On: Cancer Epigenetics – Andy Sharrocks

Andy Sharrocks (Professor at The University of Manchester) joins us to discuss the epigenetics of esophageal adenocarcinoma, why studying epigenetics […]

Researchers identify glycosylated RNA

Glycosylated RNA (GlycoRNAs) prior to 2019 were not known to exist. Now, researchers have found that they are present on […]

The Association for Molecular Pathology Annual Meeting

We attended this year’s annual meeting of The Association for Molecular Pathology. It was a virtual meeting that took place […]

Schizophrenia Triggers Revealed in Novel Genetic Model 

A collaborative study published last week in Neuron has described a genetically valid mouse model to study the mutations that […]

Genomics Week in Brief: Week ending 19th August

Check out the latest Genomics Week In Brief – full of intriguing news and research from the genomics space! Top […]

Genetic Clues for PTSD and Major Depression Discovered

A recent study, published in The American Journal of Psychiatry, has shed light on the mechanisms behind the brain’s response to stress in those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive disorder (MDD). The implications of this study are far-reaching, from improving our understanding of the cellular and molecular basis of PTSD and MDD to potentially revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of these challenging neuropsychiatric disorders. The findings open up exciting avenues for further research, personalized medicine, and the development of targeted therapeutic interventions.

Rebalancing immune hyperactivity in Down’s syndrome

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  People with Down’s syndrome have chronic hyperactivation of interferon signalling, meaning they are at […]

Predicting type 1 diabetes

‘Predicting type 1 diabetes’ – Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  A team of international scientists have developed a biomarker […]

Ovarian cancer subtypes point to tailored treatments

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed late and can be difficult to treat. A study […]

A link between schizophrenia and the placenta

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. The genetic risk of schizophrenia is believed to be linked largely to genetic variants […]