Science

Disruptive science can have a significant impact outside of our own domains of research and into our personal lives. Keeping abreast of these developments can help prepare and inspire.

Weekend Reads

This week: Are the conclusion about ‘alien’ mummy, Ata correct? Where is the African DNA in the search for cures? And is it possible to bury family secrets in the age of DNA testing? 

Tumour Genome Evolution: A New Perspective

Natural selection shapes genomes to evolve and to adapt but, are the rules of natural selection also applying to cancer genome evolution? Researchers suggest negative selection acting on cancer-essential genes plays a more important role than previously anticipated.