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Sequential gene-editing tool

Researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago have discovered a new gene-editing technique that allows for the programming of sequential […]

The Rarest of the Rare

In Europe, a rare disease is defined rare when it affects fewer than 1 in 2,000 people. However, this definition […]

Uninherited mutations in spina bifida

Researchers have found that uninherited mutations that occur randomly during the earliest stages of embryonic development can cause spina bifida. […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 20th February

Another round-up of the latest genomics news and research from the past week – enjoy! Top stories from the past […]

Transmissible cancers

Cancer is widespread in the animal kingdom. It can affect different animals – from fish to mammals – and even […]

Fish had the genes to adapt to life on land while they were still swimming the sea

In the 13th century, the Dutch poet Jacob van Maerlant envisioned a fish that had sprouted arms to lift itself […]

Early immune response in developing embryos

Researchers have identified the earliest display of an innate immune response found in vertebrate animals to date. Embryogenesis Early embryogenesis […]

Targeting p53 for Successful Tumour Suppression

Exposure to radiation can wreak havoc on cells, tissue and organs. However, some tissues are more vulnerable to radiation damage […]

Compound in green tea may increase levels of p53

A new study, published in Nature Communications, has provided insights into the mechanisms of a compound in green tea and […]

The evolution of DNA sequencing technologies

The order of nucleotides within a sequence of DNA is important. It underpins subsequent protein function and, in cases of […]