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Many human genomes shaped by 'founder events'

27 June, 2022

The genomes of many human populations show evidence of so-called founder events, which occur when a small number of initial members start a new population and can lead to low genetic diversity.


Sperm epigenetic aging may help predict pregnancy success

10 June, 2022

Sperm epigenetic aging — the biological, rather than chronological, aging of sperm — has the potential to predict the success and time it takes to become pregnant.


Herpes virus modified to fight cancer

08 June, 2022

Researchers have managed to deactivate the genes of the herpes virus that cause disease, thus rendering it suitable for treatment.


Genes can help predict response to arthritis treatment

02 June, 2022

Molecular profiling of diseased joint tissue can significantly impact whether specific drug treatments will work to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients.


Migraine risk linked with blood protein levels

19 May, 2022

Genetic researchers have found several blood proteins that cause migraine and have a shared link with Alzheimer's disease.


CRISPR gene editing now possible in cockroaches

18 May, 2022

The simple and efficient technique involves the injection of materials into female adults where eggs are developing, rather than into the embryos themselves.


Aberrant protein found to kill bacterial cells

16 May, 2022

The erroneously built protein mimics the action of aminoglycosides, a class of antibiotics.


Milestone achieved in mitochondrial genome editing

09 May, 2022

Researchers have developed a new gene-editing platform that is capable of performing A-to-G base conversion in mitochondria.


Scientists identify a genetic cause of lupus

29 April, 2022

Researchers identified a gene called TLR7 that, when overactivated, is responsible for causing lupus — an autoimmune disease that can be life-threatening.


Genomic technology can analyse single cells

21 April, 2022

For the new method, called snmCAT-seq, scientists used biomarkers to tag DNA, RNA and chromatin without removing them from the cell.


New neurodevelopmental disorder identified

20 April, 2022

Variations in the FBXW7 gene were associated with a newly identified condition which causes mild to severe developmental delay, intellectual disability, hypotonia and gastrointestinal issues.


Genetic link between childhood and adult anxiety and depression

19 April, 2022

Hereditary factors are partly responsible for childhood anxiety and depression that persist into adulthood, according to an international study.


Mitochondrial donation legalised in Australia

31 March, 2022 by Lauren Davis

The Australian Senate has voted to allow the passage of Maeve's Law — a Bill that legalises mitochondrial donation.


Experimental RNA molecule follows Darwinian evolution

24 March, 2022

Researchers have successfully created an RNA molecule that replicates, diversifies and develops complexity, following Darwinian evolution.


Student researchers discover genes unique to humans

16 March, 2022

The microRNA genes are not shared with any other primate species, and may have played an important role in the evolution of humans.


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