Novo Mutations Can be Important in Autism

A new study of the genetic factors involved in the causation of autism spectrum disorders, draws fresh attention to the impact these illnesses have on motor skills, and more broadly on cognitive function

2017: This Was Your Year

Now that the Festival of Genomics London is done, dusted, and in the record books, we take a look back at what you were busy reading on our website during 2017, including your answers from our survey.

Defending Their Genome in a Unique Way

As a consequence of their tumultuous evolutionary history, the house dust mite developed a novel way to protect its genome from internal disruptions, a new genetic study suggests.

‘Vaccine’ Kills Cancer in Mice

Injecting small amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice eliminated all traces of cancer, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a new study.

George Church: Reading and Writing DNA

Thanks to the invention of genome sequencing technology more than three decades ago, we can now read the genetic blueprint of virtually any organism. And yet, for George Church the ultimate goal is not just to read and edit, but also to write.