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LncRNA biomarkers identified across different cancers

New research using comprehensive bioinformatics techniques have identified long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) as biomarkers for cancer diagnosis and treatment.  The […]

Bacteria Linked to Prostate Cancer Could Be a New Disease Biomarker

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Finding biomarkers in the urine of patients with aggressive prostate cancer would help identify […]

Using ‘Human Knockouts’ to Ensure RNAi Safety

RNA interference or RNAi is a Nobel Prize winning technique that can silence almost any gene in the genome by […]

Predicting Alzheimer’s Disease with MicroRNAs

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Alzheimer’s disease (AD) slowly destroys cognitive functioning — thinking, remembering and reasoning — and […]

Applying RNA-sequencing Technology to Cancer and Rare Diseases

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  A paper in Molecular Biology Reports has recently reviewed the latest RNA sequencing technologies, […]

Exploring Uncharted (RNA) Territory

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Cancer transcriptomics has transformed our understanding of tumour biology. Yet even the most up-to-date […]

Parkinson’s Disease-associated Variants Operate Through Gene Regulation

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  Scientists have demonstrated that genetic variants associated with Parkinson’s disease perform regulatory functions.  Researchers […]

‘Junk DNA’: Age of Intron 

If I cast my mind back to studying biology at school, the message was very clear: DNA contains genes, and […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 12th February

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

Down the Rabbit Hole – DNA Data Storage, James Banal

James Banal is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Professor Mark Bathe’s laboratory. While Banal is […]