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BRCA2 c.9227G>T variant found to be pathogenic

Recent analysis published in Scientific Reports has concluded that c.9227G>T is a BRCA2 pathogenic variant. Variants of uncertain significance The […]

Purifying selection in T cells

A recent publication in The New England Journal of Medicine has reported observations of reduced heteroplasmy in T cells – […]

How will genetic technologies change reproductive decision-making?

An article published in the European Journal of Human Genetics has explored views on how new genetic technologies may change […]

UK roll out of rapid COVID-19 tests

The UK Department of Health and Social Care announced on Monday that it will roll out two new rapid COVID-19 […]

Researchers unravel the role of G-quadruplexes in breast cancer

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have unravelled the complex landscape of G-quadruplexes and revealed their role […]

Researchers have characterised and analysed the unique architecture of the largest and most complex CRISPR-Cas system known to date

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) have characterised and analysed the unique architecture of one of the most complex […]

CRUK forms a new partnership to develop a head and neck cancer vaccine

Cancer Research UK (CRUK), the University of Southampton and the London-based biotechnology company Touchlight Genetics have announced a new partnership […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Sickness and susceptibility – the ancient war between genes and disease

Geneticist Dr Kat Arney takes a look at the ancient war between our genes and the pathogens that infect us, […]

Study finds expanded tandem repeats contribute to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects one in 54 children in the US and is associated with a heritability between 50-90%. […]

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, […]