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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 […]

Uninherited mutations in spina bifida

Researchers have found that uninherited mutations that occur randomly during the earliest stages of embryonic development can cause spina bifida. […]

Gene Editing Quality Control – From Humanised Mice to Engineered Human Cells

The ease of new gene editing technologies has opened opportunities to explore in more detail the genetic underpinnings of disease, […]

Colon cancer transformation revealed

Researchers from Max Planck and their collaborators have revealed the transformation of colon organoids in vitro. Colorectal cancer Colorectal cancer […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 20th February

Another round-up of the latest genomics news and research from the past week – enjoy! Top stories from the past […]

ctDNA informs treatment in BRAF-mutated melanoma

Researchers find that cell-free circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) analyses before and during treatment could help guide selection of therapy for […]

WES uncovers mutations for rare paediatric diseases

Using whole-exome sequencing (WES), researchers have identified underlying variants in children with rare genetic paediatric diseases. Rare genetic paediatric diseases […]

Nicotine-Induced Cancer: Repurposing Drugs for an Innovative New Therapy

A recent study published in Nature reports that metformin and dextromethorphan, two drugs already in use to treat other diseases, […]

Validation – The pivotal but rarely discussed step of genome editing

Written by Anja Brunner (Marketing Manager at Samplix) Genome editing Undoubtedly, advances in gene editing have allowed us to imagine a […]

Million-Year-Old Mammoths, a Brand New Record for the Oldest Ancient DNA

The genomic sequencing of Mammoth teeth preserved in Eastern Siberian permafrost have produced the oldest ancient DNA on record. Genomic […]