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Distinct DNA methylation sites associated with heart disease

A new study, published in JAMA Cardiology, has identified DNA methylation sites associated with heart disease. Most importantly, the study […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Denisovans and direwolves – unearthing the stories in ancient DNA

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, presenter Dr Kat Arney chats to researchers who are delving back into the […]

DNA recovered from capsules could uncover drug traffickers

A new study, published in Forensic Science International: Genetics, has shown for the first time that DNA can be obtained […]

DNA amplification techniques

Second- and third-generation NGS platforms are separated by their need for DNA amplification prior to sequencing. Second-generation sequencing technologies are […]

DNA Sequencing: How to Choose the Right Technology

Introduction It has been over 30 years since the first generation of DNA sequencing technology was developed in 1977. Since […]

Differential DNA methylation contributes to risk of multiple sclerosis

A recent study has discovered differentially methylated genomic regions harbouring 4 loci associated with risk of multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis […]

The functional importance of unusual DNA structures called G4s has been revealed

For the first time, researchers have found that G-quadruplex structures (G4s) in DNA could be added to the list of […]

Polθ: Human Cells can write RNA sequences into DNA

Researchers have discovered that mammalian cells can convert RNA sequences back into DNA using Polθ, which challenges long-believed notions surrounding polymerases. Polymerases […]

The effects of DNA methylation on 3D structure

Researchers have explored how methylation patterns have a protein-independent regulatory role that increases the stiffness of DNA, which ultimately impacts […]

Mitochondrial DNA genotype-phenotype interactions

A recent study has found that genetic variants in mitochondrial DNA could increase the risk of developing several common diseases, […]