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Albumin activates a proton channel to enable fertilisation

Researchers have explored the roles that albumin and human voltage-gated proton channels, called hHv1, play in triggering fertilisation. Human voltage-gated […]

Anti-PD-1: The immunotherapy drug that reverses obesity-associated breast cancer

Researchers have discovered that treatment of breast cancer with a checkpoint inhibitor drug, called anti-PD-1, significantly reduces obesity-associated tumour burden. […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: From genes to drugs – How genetic engineering is being used to make medicines

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, presenter Dr Kat Arney discovers how researchers have used genetic engineering to turn […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Genes and giants – the science of big and small

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, presenter Kat Arney takes a look at the genetics of giants and the […]

Genetics linked to higher rates of chronic pain in women

A recent study has found that women may be at greater risk of experiencing chronic pain because of the genetic […]

Depression-like behaviours passed on via sperm

Researchers have reported that male mice showing depression-like behaviours were able to pass those traits onto their offspring, specifically through […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 13th February

The latest ‘Genomics week in brief’ filled with the most recent genomics news and research from the past week! Top […]

A New Rapid Screen for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of joint destruction. It causes debilitating pain and disability, yet no drugs are currently […]

Genetically engineered probiotics

Advancements in the field of synthetic biology, genetic engineering and genome sequencing technologies have provided the opportunity to improve the […]

Malignant cells: hitchhikers of biological cycles

Here we summarise a recent review, published in Genome Biology, that presented the hypothesis that internal and external ecological variations […]