The koala genome, published today, identifies powerful anti-bacterials in milk that protect the baby koala from disease – and may provide humans with the next generation of antibiotics.
New research suggests that the level of testosterone in an adult man is largely determined by the stress they encounter during their childhood, challenging the idea that testosterone production is controlled by genetics.
Researchers have conducted the first demonstration of site-specific gene editing in a mouse fetus, correcting a mutation that causes a severe form of anaemia.
A report has highlighted the potential misuses of synthetic biology for biological warfare with recommendations of how we might prepare for and prevent biological attacks.
Scientists seeking to unlock secrets of cellular ageing have identified a gene that triggers senescence, a phenomenon in which cells stop dividing.
We’d all dearly like to see a cure for the common cold, but it never quite seems to arrive. So what’s the hold-up — and will it be over soon? Getting rid of this scourge is nothing to be sneezed at.
Researches have identified molecular features of testicular germ cell cancers that could inform future efforts to improve treatment decisions and help monitor patients to see if their cancer has come back.
A new technique, dubbed intron seqFISH enables scientists to image 10,421 genes at once within individual cells.
Using genome-wide genetic approaches, researchers systematically screened for the loss of an additional gene that could rescue a genetic disease, and found it.