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HIV: origins, treatment and the continued stigma

The first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, died last week from a recurrence of leukaemia. His […]

Field-applicable diagnostic assay for malaria

Researchers have created a field-applicable, ultrasensitive diagnostic assay that specifically detects DNA sequences from all Plasmodium species in both symptomatic […]

Genomics: Not all doom and gloom

In the past Genomics has faced a lot of controversy, particularly in relation to eugenics. Even today, applications of genomics, […]

Genome UK: The future of healthcare

Genome UK The UK has launched its new National Genomic Healthcare Strategy, with the goal of cementing its status as […]

African genomics needed for genetic medicine

As part of the 20th anniversary of Nature Reviews Genetics, Professor Ambroise Wonkam from the University of Cape Town has […]

SARS-CoV-2 re-infection confirmed by whole-genome sequencing

Researchers have confirmed a case of re-infection, which suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may continue to circulate among the population despite herd […]

Fast and Furious: A race to develop a vaccine

The development of a COVID-19 vaccine is critical to slow down the spread of the virus. However, the rapid race […]

AACR Virtual Meeting: COVID-19 and Cancer

With the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) held a three-day virtual event […]

Biologically-validated AI is how scientists are realising the full potential of single-cell RNA sequencing

The promise of single-cell gene expression data Genomic data are an excellent source of novel disease biomarkers and targets. In […]

First Point-of-Care Test for COVID-19 using CRISPR announced

Binx Health and Sherlock Biosciences have announced a partnership to develop the world’s first point-of-care diagnostic test for COVID-19 using […]