The scientific community has raised concerns about the state of UK immigration after a number of academics attending the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research were denied access to the country recently. At least 10 of the 200 attendees were affected by the policy, with arguments raised that such policies could impact academic co-operation.
The 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their work on cancer immunotherapy.
The NIH has awarded inaugural funding to three institutions to establish a new genome centre for the All of Us Research Program.
The development of the first automated DNA sequencers completely revolutionized the field of DNA sequencing and, eventually, made it possible to publish the first draft sequences of the human genome. Since then, a whole host of companies have developed their own approaches to DNA sequencing, resulting in a market that is filled with different possibilities […]
Researchers at the Key Laboratory of Synthetic Biology in Shanghai have used CRISPR to create a new species of yeast that only has a single giant chromosome.
Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have solved a mystery that has lingered ever since the dangers of the drug first became apparent: how did the drug produce such severe fetal harm?
Researchers from the University of Alabama have identified a method by which it is possible to reduce the signs of ageing, such as wrinkles and hair loss, in mice.
New research from Indiana University has identified “hotspots” in DNA where the risk for genetic mutations is significantly elevated.
To find out which DNA repair enzymes are critical to homology-directed repair after CRISPR cutting, researchers have knocked out, one at a time, more than 2,000 genes known or suspected to be involved in DNA repair, a function critical to a healthy cell.
Scientists have long thought that regions of DNA called telomeres control how long you live. We are now learning that it is your diet and lifestyle that shape your telomeres, not the other way around.