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A well camouflaged zebra

For my undergraduate research project, I studied a rare neurological disease known as Landau-Kleffner Syndrome. It was then that I […]

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 […]

140,000 Virus species Identified in the Human Gut, Half of Which are New to Science

Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute have identified over 140,000 viral species living in the […]

Colon cancer transformation revealed

Researchers from Max Planck and their collaborators have revealed the transformation of colon organoids in vitro. Colorectal cancer Colorectal cancer […]

ctDNA informs treatment in BRAF-mutated melanoma

Researchers find that cell-free circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) analyses before and during treatment could help guide selection of therapy for […]

Round-up: COVID-19 February 2021 (Part Two)

Your latest round-up of the most recent news and research surrounding COVID-19 from the last fortnight. Statistics At the time of writing, […]

Million-Year-Old Mammoths, a Brand New Record for the Oldest Ancient DNA

The genomic sequencing of Mammoth teeth preserved in Eastern Siberian permafrost have produced the oldest ancient DNA on record. Genomic […]

Transmissible cancers

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

20 Years since the Human Genome Project: What comes next?

The Human Genome Project Published 20 years ago, the first drafts of the human genome opened the doors to a […]

Developing a Treatment for Black Bone Disease by Nick Sireau

As emphasised by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, seeing our loved ones impacted by something can really motivate us to make […]