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Myths and facts

Fake news and misinformation within medicine and healthcare is a serious problem. The advent and popularisation of social media has […]

Let’s talk about colon cancer

The recent passing of actor and role model, Chadwick Boseman, from colon cancer has shocked the nation. This shock seems […]

Long-term antibiotic use and risks to mental health

Researchers at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, have explored the role of long-term antibiotic use in early life and risk to […]

Levels of cf-DNA predict all-cause mortality

A recent study published in Scientific Reports has observed the role of circulating cell-free DNA (cf-DNA) as a viable marker […]

Interview with Alastair Greystoke, Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant, Newcastle Hospitals Trust

Alastair Greystoke joined Newcastle University and the Northern Centre for Cancer Care, in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, in 2014 after […]

Interview with Jeanette Mostert, Radboud University Medical Center

Jeanette Mostert (PhD) is science dissemination manager at the department of genetics of the Radboud University Hospital Medical Center in […]

Opinion: Direct-to-consumer epigenetic tests are not getting enough scrutiny

The direct to consumer (DTC) genetic test market has seen a decline recently over privacy concerns, but private companies such […]

Snoring insights from the UK Biobank’s latest study

Even on Valentine’s Day the snoring of a sleeping companion, can be a hard habit to excuse. And, while a UK […]

Vaping and cigarette users share epigenetic hallmark

The epigenetics of people who use exclusively use vape pens versus cigarettes has been examined for the first time. Key […]