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Glossary

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the molecule that encodes genetic information. It contains four different chemicals, or bases, known as A, C, G and T. Genes are made of DNA.



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Board Game Review: The Genomics Game

19 February 2018 - by Jean Bvumbe

It's not often you get to play board games at work. Recently at Guy's Hospital in London, the research nurse team were delighted to try out The Genomics Game, released by the NHS's Genomics Education Programme... [Read More]

CRISPR pioneer's lab develops system to target infections and cancer

19 February 2018 - by Rikita Patel

Researchers have found a new use for CRISPR, adapting the system to detect viral infections with high accuracy, a new study finds... [Read More]

DNA nanorobots help shrink tumours in mice

19 February 2018 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

Nanorobots made of DNA, that can target and kill tumours in mouse cancer models, have been developed by scientists... [Read More]

Major mental illnesses share unexpected gene activity

12 February 2018 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars

Several psychiatric disorders – autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression – share patterns of gene activity, an international team of scientists has found... [Read More]

Book Review: The Telomere Effect - A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

05 February 2018 - by Dr Jess Buxton

We are already into the second month of 2018, so if you made New Year's resolutions then the chances are that, like me, you've long ditched them – especially any regarding your health. It seems that changing old habits is hard, even those that we know will increase our risk of succumbing to disease and disability... [Read More]

High-dose gene therapy appears toxic in monkeys and piglets

05 February 2018 - by Ewa Zotow

Animals given high doses of gene-carrying viruses in a new gene-therapy trial showed signs of severe toxicity.

Muscle memory exists on the DNA level through epigenetic tagging

05 February 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

A study led by UK researchers has shown for the first time that human muscles possess a 'memory' of earlier growth... [Read More]

Radio review: Science in Action - CRISPR immunity

05 February 2018 - by Theofanis Michailidis

As a law graduate with a special interest in medical law and bioethics, I admit having very limited scientific background or knowledge... [Read More]

Vaping linked to impaired DNA repair in mice

05 February 2018 - by Theofanis Michailidis

E-cigarette smoke has been found to damage DNA in the heart, lungs and bladder in mice, according to research from New York University's School of Medicine... [Read More]

Women selected for mitochondrial donation in UK

05 February 2018 - by Sam Sherratt

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has granted permission for doctors to create the UK's first 'three-person' children by mitochondrial donation.

China has treated 86 people with CRISPR genome editing

29 January 2018 - by Meghna Kataria

China has administered CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to at least 86 cancer patients, a new report has revealed. 

First primates clones using 'Dolly method' created in China

29 January 2018 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

Chinese scientists have announced the successful cloning of monkeys using the same method which produced Dolly the Sheep over 20 years ago... [Read More]

What's a bit of genetic interplay between friends?

29 January 2018 - by Professor Marcus Pembrey

The recent demonstration that friends share more of their genetic makeup in common than two people picked at random from their population has been making the headlines... [Read More]

Blood test for eight common cancers offers promise

22 January 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

Scientists have developed a single blood test to detect eight common cancer types and their location of origin within the body... [Read More]

First close-ups show DNA being read in unprecedented detail

22 January 2018 - by Martha Henriques

Scientists have taken the most detailed images yet of an enzyme working its way along a strand of DNA, revealing how it reads the genetic code... [Read More]

Loops or spirals? 150-year mystery of what happens to DNA in cell division solved

22 January 2018 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

How DNA is accurately split between cells when they divide has finally been solved by researchers... [Read More]

Podcast Review: Naked Genetics - The Future of Genomic Medicine

22 January 2018 - by Sam Sherratt

Over the last few years we've seen a welcome explosion in the number of scientific podcasts aiming to spread the gospel about new research that may otherwise miss the attention of the mainstream media. With this in mind, I recently sat down to listen to an episode of Naked Genetics, a weekly podcast covering the 'latest genetics news and breakthroughs from the DNA world'... [Read More]

Radio Review: Inside Science - Ancient DNA and Human Evolution

22 January 2018 - by Ewa Zotow

The programme starts with a bold statement: 'No other field of science has experienced such an upheaval in the last few years as human evolution.' There is a reason for it: the recent addition of the DNA research to the toolbox of techniques available to evolutionary scientists has led to remarkable findings... [Read More]

BRCA gene does not affect survival in those treated for breast cancer

15 January 2018 - by Hannah Somers

A new study has found that BRCA gene mutations do not affect the survival rates of breast cancer patients under 40... [Read More]

Gut bacteria alter gene expression and potentially cut cancer risk

15 January 2018 - by Purvi Shah

New research has shown a connection between the potential role of gut bacteria having an active role in gene expression and in turn reducing the risk of cancer... [Read More]

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Events using this Glossary Item

Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3: PGS and PGD
13 September 2016 6pm (registration), 6.30pm-8.30pm (discussion) Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
The Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event about testing and screening human embryos is taking place TOMORROW EVENING - book NOW. The event will be chaired by Dr Sue Avery, with speakers including Dr Tony Gordon, Dr Christine Patch, James Lawford Davies and Professor Michael Parker...
Practical Biobanking
26 October 2009  Nowgen Centre, 29 Grafton Street, Manchester M13 9WU, UK
The 4th Nowgen Centre course on Practical Biobanking...
Genomics of Common Diseases
23 September 2009  Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK
The 3rd Wellcome Trust/Nature Genetics conference on the Genomics of Common Diseases...
A Question of Taste: Using Polymerase Chain Reaction to Investigate Human Evolution
20 September 2009 10am-3pm Nowgen Centre, 29 Grafton Street, Manchester M13 9WU, UK
A one-day practical workshop for post-16 students, running from September 2009 to July 2010...
The Age of Personalised Genomics
16 September 2009  Rimrock Resort Hotel, 300 Mountain Avenue, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2, Canada
The 5th International DNA Sampling Conference...
Physics of Cells: From the Edge to the Heart
06 September 2009  Congress Centre, Hotel Zora, Raduća BB, Primošten 22202, Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia
The 1st European Molecular Biology Organisation conference on Cell Biophysics...
From Imprinting to the Epigenome in 25 years
04 September 2009  Lecture Theatre, Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1RD; Kings College, University of Cambridge, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, UK
An event celebrating the discovery of imprinting in mammals 25 years ago...
Techniques and Applications of Molecular Biology
13 July 2009  Department of Biological Sciences, Gibbet Hill Campus, Gibbet Hill Road, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
A course for those who wish to develop their understanding of genetic engineering techniques...
Microarray and Deep Sequencing Based Profiling Approaches: The Technological Evolution Continues
09 July 2009 9am-4.30pm BioPark, Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 3AX, UK
An event addressing currently available DNA research tools...


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