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Telomere shortening protects against cancer

New results from Titia de Lange’s lab (at the Rockefeller University) have provided the first piece of evidence that telomere […]

Novel mechanisms that cause tau protein clumping in brain diseases

A team of researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has taken a major step towards understanding […]

CAR-T cell therapy shows promise against rare childhood cancer

A novel CAR-T cell therapy, developed by researchers at UCL and designed to target cancerous tumours, has shown early promising […]

Genetics Unzipped: Heat, Stick, Duplicate, Repeat – The Story Of The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Geneticist Dr Kat Arney in the latest episode of the Genetics Society’s Genetics Unzipped podcast, brings you the story and […]

Genomics: repairing public trust

The term “genomics” was first coined in 1986 by Tom Roderick, a geneticist from The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, […]

Scientists reveal how the Dantu genetic blood variant helps protect against malaria

Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya, have revealed for […]

COVID-19 clinical trials failing to enrol diverse populations

Despite global recognition that diversity within population studies is poor, clinical trials for current treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 still […]

Human Genome Project: Triumph or failure?

It has been 20 years since the first draft of the human genome was unveiled. The ambitious project to sequence […]

Variants in ACE2 and TMPRSS2 may explain genetic susceptibility towards COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that increased age and the presence of co-existing health conditions, such as cancer, cardiovascular, […]

Biologically-validated AI is how scientists are realising the full potential of single-cell RNA sequencing

The promise of single-cell gene expression data Genomic data are an excellent source of novel disease biomarkers and targets. In […]