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.

New ML Program Can Characterise Single Cell RNA-seq

Neural networks and supervised machine learning (ML) techniques can characterise cells studied using single cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq), scientists from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have learnt. This could aid others in identifying new cell subtypes and in discerning diseased cells.

Cancer “Kill Code” Could be Naturally Embedded in Every Cell

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.

CRISPR-Cas9 Delivered Directly to Human Sperm

The CRISPR genome editing method has been delivered directly in human sperm cells giving hope that correcting mutations in human sperm cells is possible and may lead to the prevention of disease being passed on by fathers.