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26 July 2018

GSK and 23andMe Agree to $300M Deal

Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has bought a $300 million stake in genetic DTC testing company 23andMe to help further their genetics-based drug discovery.

26 July 2018

Our Liver’s Might be Contributing to Alzheimer’s Risk

New research presented this week at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018, is suggesting that the liver could be contributing to Alzheimer’s risk by failing to supply key lipids to the brain.

25 July 2018

Bats Harbouring Genetic Material Related to Ebola Virus for Millions of Years

Researchers have found a genetic material related to the Ebola Virus in mouse-eared bats thats remained largely unchanged for over 18 million years. The study sheds light on the gene’s possible function in bats, suggesting that it may play a role in regulating the immune system’s response to threats.

25 July 2018

Watch Bacteria Grab New DNA Like Spiderman

Researchers from Indiana University have managed to capture real-time video of a bacterium reaching out to grab a fragment of cell free DNA for the first time.

24 July 2018

Blindness Gene Discovered

UNIGE researchers have identified the gene responsible for a recessive genetic disorder that causes degeneration of the eye and blindness.

23 July 2018

Viral Cooperation Defeats CRISPR Defences

Two new research studies have identified a method by which bacteriophages can cooperate in order to infect bacterial cells with CRISPR defence mechanisms.