23 March 2017

Observing the First Stages of Life

A team from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have observed the earliest mutations to occur in human life using adult cells for the first time

21 March 2017

Weakening Cancer Cells With CRISPR

CRISPR-Cas9 can be used to selectively kill cancer cells, by exposing cancer-causing mutations that leave cells vulnerable to certain drugs

21 March 2017

Prostate Cancer and ‘Nonsense DNA’

A dietary compound found in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, may help prevent cancer by influencing long, non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs)

20 March 2017

The Mutation Preventing Asthma

Research from deCODE Genetics has identified a rare loss-of-function mutation that protects the carrier from asthma and reduces their blood eosinophil count

20 March 2017

Fruit Flies Can Model Kidney Disease

Research has shown that Drosophila (the genus to which fruit flies belong) can effectively model the genes responsible for genetic kidney disease in humans

20 March 2017

Reducing Cholesterol Levels with RNAi

A novel anti-cholesterol drug known as inclisiran has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels in patients by as much as 53%, according to a new study