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.
The transcriptome gives a fuller picture of how genes are expressed. RNA sequencing allows for more detailed information on cellular pathways and expression levels in cancer studies.
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 […]
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.
A detailed chemical model must generated to help support theories before we can decide what’s the truth behind the emergence of life on earth, and researchers at the Weizmann Institute have developed it.
Zika virus may be sexually transmissible for a shorter period than previously estimated, according to a new systematic review.
A team of tiny molecules that work together to make cancer cells less aggressive has been discovered by Australian researchers.
New video shows how pieces of DNA once thought to be useless can act as on-off switches for genes.
Scientists have published one of the most detailed maps ever made of structural variations in a cancer cell’s genome.
A new method makes it possible to systematically identify specialised proteins that unpack DNA inside the nucleus of a cell, making the usually dense DNA more accessible for gene expression and other functions.
Scientists are taking advantage of the “self-homing” abilities of cancer cells and are creating armies of cancer-killing cells using CRISPR gene-editing.
Researchers have for the first time used a gene editing technique to successfully cure a genetic condition in a mouse model.
CRISPR gene drives have been tested in laboratory mice for the first time, offering a way in which multiple genes in mice can be altered to model complex multigenic human diseases. Could this step eventually lead to the eradication of pest species or is the technology still too controversial?
Tiny snippets of genetic material called microRNA may offer a way to detect conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease earlier, according to a new study.