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Potential drug targets for paediatric germ cell tumours

Researchers have performed a comprehensive genetic analysis and identified potential drug targets for paediatric germ cell tumours (GCTs). Germ cell […]

Round-up: COVID-19 October 2020 (Part One)

President Donald Trump caught “a blessing from God” (COVID-19) and the UK is on the verge of another national lockdown […]

Shuttle up for some genomics in space

Space. A silent vacuum beyond the upper limits of Earth’s atmosphere, home to billions of galaxies within our universe. A […]

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 has been awarded jointly to Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier and Dr Jennifer A. Doudna for […]

Dinosaurs got cancer too

Researchers have reported of the first confirmed finding of an osteosarcoma in dinosaurs, specifically a specimen of Centrosaurus apertus. Osteosarcoma […]

Neuritogenesis genes confer risk for cerebral palsy

Researchers using whole-exome sequencing have identified that mutations that disrupt neuritogenesis may confer risk for cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy Cerebral […]

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 […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 3rd October

Don’t worry! We are back again for the second week bringing you the latest genomics updates over the past week. […]

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 […]

Black geneticists

Can you name a Black scientist? We asked a similar question a few weeks ago regarding women in genetics and […]