Every single cell in the human body could contain a cancer “kill code” set to destroy cells which become cancerous, a new study reported in Nature Communications. The study, conducted by Northwestern University in the US, found that cancer cannot become resistant to this code, making it a potentially incredibly effective treatment.
Maize is one of the most economically important crops globally and much effort has been spent generating the high quality B73 reference genome. However, the 10 chromosome, 2.3 gigabase (Gb) B73 reference genome was a substantial challenge due to the fact it is comprised of 85% transposable elements, 75% of which are long terminal […]
Cells settling in an organ other than the correct one during embryogenesis are often the cause of rare ovarian and pancreatic cancers which affect only young women, researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) have found.
A new scientific innovation is set to help scientists understand the causes of cancer with greater speed and precision than ever before. Rather than looking at individual gene mutations on their own, scientists can now create models incorporating a number of mutations.
Researchers undertaking the largest genetic sequencing study of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ever have identified 102 genes associated with the disorder, as opposed to the previous 65 in 2015, a move which they say will help greatly in differentiating ASD-related genes from those associated with intellectual disability and development delay.
Spontaneous errors in non-inherited DNA as cells reproduce could cause the majority of dementia cases, a team of scientists led by University of Cambridge researchers has reported.
Consumer genetic sequencing, used to provide individuals with data about their ancestry and health, could identify more than half of Americans of European descent from anonymous samples, a new study has found.
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?