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Lab-grown brain organoids develop rudimentary eyes

A new study, published in Cell Stem Cell, has grown brain organoids in the lab that developed basic eye structures, […]

A Guide to Digitizing Biopharma

Introduction Historically, the biopharma space has always lagged behind other industries when it comes to digitizing processes. But over the […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Genetics and Obesity – Giles Yeo

Giles Yeo is a Principal Research Associate at MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit and the Scientific Director of the Genomics/Transcriptomics Core […]

The promise of glioma detection using blood plasma and urine samples

Researchers have developed two novel methods to detect a brain tumour (glioma) using cell-free DNA in the blood plasma and […]

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been linked to genetic mutations

A genome-wide study has identified potential risk genes that are associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), confirming the validity of using […]

Blind patient partially recovers after optogenetic therapy

French firm GenSight Biologics has published pioneering results showing the partial recovery of the first recipient that received their optogenetic […]

GWAS of bipolar disorder provides new insights

A new genome-wide association study (GWAS) of over 40,000 bipolar disorder cases has provided new insights into the underlying disease […]

Antisense therapy for MECP2 duplication syndrome

A preclinical study has provided experimental evidence that supports the use of antisense oligonucleotides as a strategy to treat MECP2 […]

The genetics of miscarriage

1 in 8 pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Growing up I always assumed that having a miscarriage was rare and […]

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 […]