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Genomics week in brief: Week ending 22nd May

Delve into all the latest news and research surrounding genomics with this week’s genomics week in brief. Top stories from […]

ADAR1 protects telomeres and supports cancer cell proliferation

Researchers at The Wistar Institute have identified a new function of ADAR1, a protein responsible for RNA editing, discovering that […]

Rare VEXAS syndrome is more common than originally thought

Researchers at the University of Leeds have found that a rare disease first discovered in 2020 – VEXAS syndrome – […]

New Biomarkers of Childhood Brain Tumours Identified in Cerebrospinal Fluid

Paediatric brain tumours are the leading cause of tumour-related mortality in children. There is a widespread search for predictive biomarkers […]

Base editing extends lifespan of mice with progeria

Researchers have successfully used a base editing technique to extend the lifespan of mice with the genetic variant associated with […]

Omics analysis of educated platelets

Researchers in a recent study published in Cancers, performed an integrative omics analysis exploring the biological processes of mRNAs, expressed […]

Treating Cystic Fibrosis: To Splice or Not to Splice?

Cystic Fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder, caused by the dysfunction of the CF transmembrane conductance […]

Circular RNA: Liquid biopsy biomarker for human diseases

A recent review, published in Protein & Cell, has explored the potential use of blood circular RNA as a liquid […]

Novel circRNA identified as a potential biomarker for pancreatic cancer

A recent study, published in the Journal of Human Genetics, has analysed and identified a novel circRNA in pancreatic cancer […]

Unravelling genome reprogramming during fertilisation

Scientists have never been certain how the half-genomes of the maternal egg cell and paternal sperm merge to form one human genome. Researchers this week described the enzyme SPRK1 as being critical to the process.