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RNA Editing: The New CRISPR?

RNA therapeutics have gained traction over the last four years, not least because of the significant global effort to create […]

The Big Challenge… With Orna Issler

With the ever-increasing potential of new technology and the exponential growth of the life sciences field, researchers are always running […]

Brain mechanisms of microRNA-132 decoded

‘Brain mechanisms of microRNA-132 decoded’ – Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. The microRNA miR-132 likely plays a role in […]

An miRNA holds back anxiety

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer Severe or prolonged stress can trigger anxiety disorders, but a lack of knowledge of […]

A new role for RNA editing in immune-cell trafficking

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer A paper published in the journal Immunity has identified a new role for the […]

Maternal and fetal genes both impact pregnancy duration

A new study, published in Nature Genetics, has revealed genetic mechanisms that may explain preterm birth. The work highlights the […]

An overview of alternative fluids in liquid biopsy

The “liquid” in liquid biopsy most commonly refers to blood. However, the human body contains many other fluids and biological […]

An overview of alternative biomarkers in liquid biopsy

The most common analytes in liquid biopsies are CTCs and ctDNA. However, there is so much more that can be […]

An overview of single-cell RNA sequencing and spatial transcriptomics

Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) has become the most established and widely used technique within single-cell analysis. Spatial transcriptomics is quickly […]

RNA-sequencing of amniotic fluid cells for prenatal diagnosis of rare disorders

A team of researchers from Hong Kong have developed a proof-of-concept RNA-sequencing approach to analyse amniotic fluid to diagnose rare […]