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Parkinson’s Disease-associated Variants Operate Through Gene Regulation

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  Scientists have demonstrated that genetic variants associated with Parkinson’s disease perform regulatory functions.  Researchers […]

Improving prime editing by studying DNA repair

A group of researchers has shown that the DNA mismatch repair process plays a critical role in prime editing. Genome […]

First genome editing on blood vessel walls

Researchers have developed a unique nanoparticle to deliver genome editing technology to endothelial cells. This is the first time that […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: The genetics of exceptional longevity – Tom Perls

Tom Perls is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and an Attending Physician in Geriatrics […]

Genome editing in complex microbial communities

Researchers have characterised and validated a strategy for editing the genomes of specific organisms in microbial communities using tools called […]

Computational program deciphers any genetic code

A recent paper has described a new computer program that can read the genome sequence of any organism and then […]

Genome Giants: Kay Davies – Human Geneticist and Professor of Genetics, University of Oxford

Dame Kay Davies is a human geneticist and Professor of Genetics at the University of Oxford. Davies has spent her […]

The rollercoaster ride of gene therapy

Where there is a symptom there is hopefully a treatment. For example, if I have a headache, I reach straight […]

Regulating human germline genome editing

Researchers have recently published a paper describing how the development of an ‘informed adaptive consensus’ approach to regulating human germline […]

Positively selected gene inactivation results in changes in brain size

A new study, published in Molecular Biology and Evolution, has revealed that gene inactivation that naturally occurs in some individuals […]