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Researchers have generated the first complete model of the human embryo

Two research groups have now generated human blastocyst-like structures from cells in a dish. This valuable model provides hope of […]

Round-up: COVID-19 March 2021 (Part Two)

We have again summarised the latest news and research surrounding COVID-19 from the past fortnight. Statistics At the time of […]

The placenta: A dumping ground for genetic defects

Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and their collaborators have found that the placenta resembles that […]

The genetics of miscarriage

1 in 8 pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Growing up I always assumed that having a miscarriage was rare and […]

Gene impacts the timing of labour

A new study has demonstrated how a gene called HAND2 can play a role in the timing of labour. The […]

Mapping the human endometrium

The endometrium undergoes dynamic changes throughout the menstrual cycle. In a recent study, researchers generated single-cell and spatial reference maps […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 9th January

Another week, another genomics week in brief – filled with the latest news and research from the genomics space. Top […]

It’s time to talk about epigenetic clocks

Ageing. Mother nature’s curse, but a plastic surgeon’s blessing. All humans age. But how we age and most importantly how […]

Intersex: When binary notions simply don’t fit

The term ‘gender’ can be subjective. It is often seen as a social construct that each individual has their own […]

Experts say gene editing is too risky

An international commission has stated that we need more research before gene editing can be used in babies and for […]