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Rate of somatic mutations inversely correlates with lifespan

Somatic mutations are implicated in important life processes such as cancer and ageing, yet they still are not well understood. […]

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 […]

A Spotlight On: Rare Disease – Marshall Summar, Director of the Rare Disease Institute at the Children’s National Hospital

Marshall Summar is Director of the Rare Disease Institute at the Children’s National Hospital. He runs the genetics and metabolism […]

World of Genomics: Australia

Known for wild landscapes and distinctive wildlife, Australia is one of the largest countries in the world. Australia has a […]

Aging clones: genetic mutations hijack the production of blood cells in different stages of life

New research has discovered how genetic mutations take over the production of blood cells at different life stages. The study, […]

Epigenetic clocks shared by dogs and humans

Research by the USA’s National Human Genome Research Institute describes epigenetic clocks that apply to both dogs and humans. The […]

Mice live longer with nasal gene therapy

Healthy human life expansion has long been relegated to the realm of science fiction. New research harnessing an endemic virus […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: The genetics of exceptional longevity – Tom Perls

Tom Perls is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and an Attending Physician in Geriatrics […]

From mole to melanoma

In a recent study, researchers have explained how common moles form and how they can change into melanoma. Melanoma vs […]

Has the secret to anti-ageing been found in hyperthermophilic archaea?

New research from University College London (UCL), published in Cell Metabolism, has reported a gene mutation which improves the accuracy […]