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Genetics linked to higher rates of chronic pain in women

A recent study has found that women may be at greater risk of experiencing chronic pain because of the genetic […]

Epigenetic clock is accelerated in major depressive disorder

Researchers have found that an epigenetic clock and predictor of mortality – GrimAge – is accelerated in individuals with major […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: A brief history of CRISPR – how we learned to edit the genome

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, presenter Kat Arney takes a look at the history of gene editing, from […]

Engineered immune cells prevent cancer from spreading

In a recent study in mice, researchers found that engineered immune cells were able to shrink tumours and prevent the […]

Genes for increased risk of cervical cancer found

Researchers have identified three genes associated with an increased risk of developing cervical cancer. Cervical cancer Despite the success of […]

CRISPR identifies gene involved in metastasis

New research from scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute has revealed a gene that plays a key role in metastasis […]

Triple-negative breast cancers accumulate genetic changes during growth

Using a novel method for single-cell DNA sequencing, researchers have revealed for the first time that triple-negative breast cancers undergo […]

Zombie cells awaken after death

In a new study, researchers analysed gene expression patterns in fresh brain tissue, revealing that some ‘zombie’ cells increase their […]

A new player in graft-versus-host disease

Researchers have identified a long noncoding RNA whose function has shown to play a key role in graft-versus-host disease and […]

New insights into X-inactivation

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have uncovered new insights into our understanding of X-inactivation in female mammals. Chromosome architecture Classical […]