New 'Big Picture' Approach to Cancer Will Speed Up Treatment Research
New 'Big Picture' Approach to Cancer Will Speed Up Treatment Research
New 'Big Picture' Approach to Cancer Will Speed Up Treatment Research
A new scientific innovation is set to help scientists understand the causes of cancer with greater speed and precision than ever before. Rather than looking at individual gene mutations on their own, scientists can now create models incorporating a number of mutations.
New 'Big Picture' Approach to Cancer Will Speed Up Treatment Research
102 Genes Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder
102 Genes Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder
102 Genes Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Researchers undertaking the largest genetic sequencing study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ever have identified 102 genes associated with the disorder, as opposed to the previous 65 in 2015, a move which they say will help greatly in differentiating ASD-related genes from those associated with intellectual disability and development delay.
102 Genes Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Non-Inherited DNA "Mistakes" Could Cause Most Dementia
Non-Inherited DNA "Mistakes" Could Cause Most Dementia
Non-Inherited DNA "Mistakes" Could Cause Most Dementia
Spontaneous errors in non-inherited DNA as cells reproduce could cause the majority of dementia cases, a team of scientists led by University of Cambridge researchers has reported.
Non-Inherited DNA "Mistakes" Could Cause Most Dementia
Police Can Identify 'Anonymous' Genetic Sequencing Consumers Through Their DNA
Police Can Identify 'Anonymous' Genetic Sequencing Consumers Through Their DNA
Police Can Identify 'Anonymous' Genetic Sequencing Consumers Through Their DNA
Consumer genetic sequencing, used to provide individuals with data about their ancestry and health, could identify more than half of Americans of European descent from anonymous samples, a new study has found.
Police Can Identify 'Anonymous' Genetic Sequencing Consumers Through Their DNA
Stem Cells and Gene Editing Create Mice From Two Mothers
Stem Cells and Gene Editing Create Mice From Two Mothers
Stem Cells and Gene Editing Create Mice From Two Mothers
Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have used two female mice to create offspring which subsequently went on to have healthy children of their own. While similar offspring were produced from two male mice, they did not survive for longer than a few days.
Stem Cells and Gene Editing Create Mice From Two Mothers

Breaking News

102 Genes Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Researchers undertaking the largest genetic sequencing study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ever have identified 102 genes associated with the disorder, as opposed to the previous 65 in 2015, a move which they say will help greatly in differentiating ASD-related genes from those associated with intellectual disability and development delay.

Stem Cells and Gene Editing Create Mice From Two Mothers

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have used two female mice to create offspring which subsequently went on to have healthy children of their own. While similar offspring were produced from two male mice, they did not survive for longer than a few days.

Blocking MDSC immune cells shown to slow TNBC metastasis

A new report from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has expanded what we know about the connection between myeloid-derived immunosuppressor cells (MDSCs) and aggressive disease. Their research has found that blocking the deltaNp63 protein on tumour cells which directs MDSCs to tumour and metastatic sites, or blocking the MDSCs themselves, reduces tumour growth and metastasis in a mouse model of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).

Magazines and Educational Guides

Sequencing Buyers’ Guide

The development of the first automated DNA sequencers completely revolutionized the field of DNA sequencing and, eventually, made it possible to publish the first draft sequences of the human genome. Since then, a whole host of companies have developed their own approaches to DNA sequencing, resulting in a market that is filled with different possibilities […]

Molecular Diagnostics Report

Read our report on all things Molecular Diagnostics, including some great contributed articles. Need to know about liquid biopsies? Want to know what the current regulatory landscape looks like? Then you’ve come to the right place.

Gene Editing 101: 2018 Edition

Free download: This guide will discuss the gene editing tools currently available and how they can be used to manipulate genomic sequences, as well as the real world applications that put these tools to use.

The Genome Spot / Webinars

Human genome sequencing on PromethION: characterization of structural variants and repetitive regions

  At the VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology, we apply sequencing technologies to elucidate the genetic etiology of neurodegenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia. Structural variation and repetitive regions are insufficiently characterized using currently dominant short-read sequencing technologies. Long-read sequencing on the Oxford Nanopore PromethION has the potential for a comprehensive […]

VirION: Towards Long-Read Viral Metagenomics

The study of viral ecology is taking major leaps forward with the use of long-read sequencing and viral metagenomics. On this webinar we discuss how MinION technology is bringing scientists closer to high-throughput single-virus genomics from environmental samples.

Opinions

Young Blood: Magic or Medicine?

Recent scientific studies have claimed that transfusions of blood from teenagers can help delay or reverse the ageing process. Do they stack up?

Educate Yourself

Making Pregnancy Safer

Non-Invasive Pre-Natal Testing (NIPT) has the potential of bringing safer pregnancy testing to the wider NHS, but not without its challenges.

65 Years of DNA

Happy DNA Day! To celebrate, we’ve put together a timeline of some of the major events that have happened in genomics since 1953 – See how far we’ve come!

Front Line Genomics Exclusives

Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?

We are seeking to explore the true story of AI: where are we now, what do we need to overcome, and how should we integrate this technology within the genomics sphere?

Shifting the Patient Paradigm

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has embarked on a novel program to leverage traditional and emerging genomic technologies, in the search for answers for undiagnosed patients. 

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Weekend Reads

This week: Are the conclusion about ‘alien’ mummy, Ata correct? Where is the African DNA in the search for cures? And is it possible to bury family secrets in the age of DNA testing? 

Weekend Reads

This week: Are we really running out of data storage? And can a deadly infection be genetic? You’ll also get a list of must-reads this summer… 

Weekend Reads

This week: Reversed ageing, pig organs, the future of humankind and citizen scientists using genetics to solve past crimes.