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Base editing offers hope for child ageing disease
11 January 2021 - by Anna Wernick
A type of genome editing had been used in mice to treat the symptoms of progeria, a fatal premature ageing disease in children... [Read More]
Genetic basis discovered for the higher risk of prostate cancer in black men
11 January 2021 - by Dr Melania Montes Pérez
Black men present genetic variations that make them more vulnerable than white men to developing prostate cancer research revealed... [Read More]
Genomes of identical twins start to diverge in the womb
11 January 2021 - by Christina Burke
Identical twins may not in fact be genetically identical at birth, according to a new study by researchers in Iceland... [Read More]
Mechanism identified to keep sperm swimming straight
11 January 2021 - by Daniel Jacobson
A molecular mechanism enabling correct sperm motility has been uncovered, shedding light on a key cause of male infertility... [Read More]
Noncoding DNA helps regulate our body clock
11 January 2021 - by Laura Riggall
Circadian rhythms rely on more than just 'clock genes' to produce proteins crucial in controlling the daily sleep/wake cycles of biological organisms, according to new research... [Read More]
Umbilical stem cells may help patients survive severe COVID-19
11 January 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Stem cells from umbilical cords may help treat severe COVID-19 according to a small study from the University of Miami, Florida... [Read More]
'Virtual biopsies' could replace tissue biopsies for ovarian cancer
11 January 2021 - by David Cansfield
A new scanning technique has the potential to replace tissue biopsies for complicated ovarian cancer patients... [Read More]
Acoustic waves used to select high-quality sperm in IVF
14 December 2020 - by Christina Burke
A new approach which uses sound waves to filter sperm for IVF has been developed by Australian researchers... [Read More]
Gene therapy injected in one eye improves vision in both
14 December 2020 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Vision improves in both eyes when gene therapy is administered to only one eye, an international team of researchers has found whilst treating a rare form of blindness... [Read More]
Genetic variants linked to severe COVID-19 identified
14 December 2020 - by Dr Joanne Delange
Five genes associated with the development of critical illness in patients with COVID-19 have been identified... [Read More]
Human egg cells are often genetically abnormal
14 December 2020 - by Dr Marieke Bigg
Meiosis, when cells divide to produce eggs, goes wrong much more than previously thought... [Read More]
Missing link shows how stress affects infertility
14 December 2020 - by Dr Katie Howe
Nerve cells near the base of the brain play a key role in linking stress and fertility, according to new research... [Read More]
Molecular 'barcode' determines which sperm reaches the egg
14 December 2020 - by Emma Bunting
Protein channels help determine the 'winning sperm' that rises above the other millions to reach the egg, new research has shown... [Read More]
New rapid genome sequencing to trace COVID-19
14 December 2020 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
A rapid genomics strategy could speed up identification of changes in the genetic code of SARS-CoV-2, helping identify the source of COVID-19 cases... [Read More]
Australian sperm donor investigated after fathering 23 children
7 December 2020 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
A Brisbane sperm donor is currently under investigation by the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Authority (VARTA) for fathering 23 children in one year... [Read More]
Faster cancer diagnosis achieved by new DNA sequencing method
7 December 2020 - by Dr George Janes
A new DNA sequencing technique allows researchers to sequence only the regions of interest, enabling faster results... [Read More]
Girl born from 27-year-old embryo
7 December 2020 - by Laura Riggall
A baby girl has been born from a record-breaking 27-year-old frozen embryo... [Read More]
Monkey HIV cut from host DNA by CRISPR
7 December 2020 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
CRISPR-based genome editing has been used to remove an HIV-like virus from monkey DNA, bringing researchers a step closer to developing an HIV cure... [Read More]
New genetic risk factor for motor neurone disease
7 December 2020 - by Dr Helen Robertson
A new genetic risk factor for motor neurone disease has been identified in so-called 'junk' or non-coding DNA... [Read More]
New intermediate stem cell type derived
7 December 2020 - by Dr Emma Green
Development of a new 'intermediate' embryonic stem cell type, able to generate gamete cells and chimeras, could lead to advances in regenerative medicine and reproductive biology... [Read More]
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