Stuff to read this week gives you everything from how genetics is changing our understanding of ‘race’, to beer being brewed with CRISPR technology.
Cells made by fusing a normal human muscle cell with a muscle cell from a person with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy were able to significantly improve muscle function when implanted into the muscles of a mouse model of the disease.
The proclaim that the DNA of former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly changed during his year living in space, saying that 7% of his genes did not return back to normal when he came back to Earth is fake news.
Young, resting neural stem cells have large protein clumps often associated with neurodegeneration. As stem cells age, the aggregates inhibit their ability to make new neurons, researchers say.
In a new study with mice, researchers have discovered a new way to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) without using antibiotics.
Bacteria in the small intestines of mice and humans can travel to other organs and trigger an autoimmune response, according to a new study.
Scientists created an odd couple: a modified version of an immune-signalling protein and a coordinately modified receptor for this protein. The two bind only to each other, easing an advanced anti-cancer therapy’s side effects.
Dame Sally Davies insists that learning more about a patient’s genetic makeup will lead to a better and more cost-effective approach, that will ultimately spare resources in the system.
Researchers report that they have developed a method for identifying splicing-based biomarkers for the most common form of liver cancer. They believe the method will be useful in other cancer types as well.
Genetically engineered cancer-killing T-cells can hunt and attack brain tumours that display a new molecular target that is highly prevalent on brain cancer cells, report researchers
Scientists have identified a single genetic change in Salmonella that is playing a key role in the devastating epidemic of bloodstream infections currently killing around 400,000 people each year in sub-Saharan Africa.