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DNA damage in neurons repaired by cell-specific pathway

In a recent study, published in Nature, researchers from Harvard Medical School have identified a novel DNA damage repair pathway, […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 11th February

Check out the latest Genomics Week in Brief – full of intriguing news and research from the genomics space! Top […]

Comprehensive sequencing of the small intestine reveals “collateral damage” by APOBEC1 enzyme may lead to cancer

Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute have found that the enzyme APOBEC1 may cause the mutations SBS2 and SBS13 – […]

Everything you need (and want) to know about tardigrades

By now, most of us have heard of the extremely hardy (and cute) tardigrade, otherwise known as the water bear […]

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

Original article by Poppy-Jayne Morgan, June 2021. Updated by Kira Newbon, August 2023.  Known for wild landscapes and distinctive wildlife, […]

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 […]