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A brief history of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Since the discovery of the basic double-helix structure of DNA In the 1950’s, scientists have devoted a huge amount of […]

Sample Preparation for NGS – A Comprehensive Guide

Introduction Sample preparation is the process of getting DNA ready for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). This requires a few steps… […]

Automation in Drug Discovery

Automation in drug discovery will enable pharmaceutical companies to make better decisions faster. Automation is often believed to be new […]

Culturing ovarian follicles to foster in vitro gametogenesis

A recent study has demonstrated that the generation of functional ovarian follicle structures from mouse pluripotent stem cells in culture […]

WHO lays out a framework to regulate human genome editing

A committee established by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently published guidelines for the appropriate application of human genome […]

The view from space is CRISPR

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have performed the first successful use of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing in space. Ionising radiation […]

How to: generate mouse-human chimeric embryos

A recent article published in Nature Protocols has detailed a breakthrough approach in generating mouse-human chimeric embryos with human pluripotent […]

Should the UK sequence every newborn’s genome?

Technological advances have driven the expansion of newborn screening programs over the last two decades. Now, plans are in place […]

scCOLOUR-seq: The new method that corrects errors in single-cell sequencing

Researchers have developed a new approach, called single-cell corrected long-read sequencing (scCOLOUR-seq), that is able to amend errors in long-read […]

Certain gene variations are related to both autism (ASD) and schizophrenia

A recent study has revealed underlying genetic mechanisms behind some of the shared cognitive impairments in both autism spectrum disorder […]