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Dr Rachel Huddart


BioNews News articles written by Dr Rachel Huddart:
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New DNA structure found in human cells
30 April 2018 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
A 'twisted knot' of DNA, known as an i-motif, has been found in living cells for the first time, raising questions about its function... [Read More]
Rare genetic mutations linked to sudden infant death syndrome
9 April 2018 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
Rare mutations in a gene that controls muscle function may contribute to some cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), according to new research published in The Lancet... [Read More]
Human genome's 'black holes' mapped
26 March 2018 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
A large gap in the DNA sequence of the human genome has now been filled in by researchers in the USA and UK... [Read More]
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]
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]
Mutation that stops people feeling pain found in Italian family
18 December 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
A newly identified genetic mutation causes members of an Italian family to be unable to feel pain and could lead to the development of new painkillers, research suggests... [Read More]
Dolly the cloned sheep did not age prematurely
27 November 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
Fears that cloning caused Dolly the Sheep to have early-onset osteoarthritis are 'unfounded', according to new research... [Read More]
RNA editing tools could create new disease therapies
30 October 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
A new molecular tool to change individual letters in an RNA sequence may open up new possibilities for gene therapy... [Read More]
Screen all chromosomes in prenatal embryo testing, says study
4 September 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
Current prenatal chromosome screening tests could miss rare chromosomal abnormalities and lead to inaccurate results... [Read More]
Americans becoming open to human genome editing
21 August 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
A new survey suggests that Americans are becoming more accepting of the use of genome editing in humans, and there is strong support for more┬ápublic involvement in discussions on the technology... [Read More]