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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.

Love of nature partly lies in the genes

07 February, 2022

Spending time in natural spaces has been found to improve mental wellbeing, but different people experience and benefit from nature differently.

Mapping dementia-linked protein interactions

31 January, 2022

By mapping all the interactions of a dementia-linked protein in the brain called tau, investigators have created a roadmap for identifying potential new treatment targets.

Late-life exercise shows rejuvenating effects in mice

27 January, 2022

US researchers have found that exercise may quite literally be helping us to stay young — on an epigenetic level, that is.

Scientists uncover antibiotic-resistance gene in E. coli

27 January, 2022

Researchers found that a particular form of E. coli had a previously unnoticed gene that made it highly resistant to commonly prescribed antibiotics.

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