Tagged: Genetics

False color scanning electron micrograph showing two lung cancer cells. Anne Weston, Wellcome Images 0

The Signatures of Cancer

The Sanger Institute has undertaken an ambitious project and the results have been published today in the journal Nature. You can read the original full text article here. In it, scientists studied genetic material...

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The Knockout Mouse

A few weeks ago someone asked me how researchers were able to create ‘designer’ animals with bits of their genetic code removed. It sounds like something from science fiction! We call these animals ‘knockouts’...

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The History of Milk

Fascinating article in Nature about how our ability to consume milk evolved due to a chance genetic mutation that spread through the population, and shaped human settlement across a continent. You can read the...

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Decoding ENCODE

This HOA is panel discussion, where we talk about the findings of the ENCODE project. The panel consisted of Dr Ian Bosdet, Dr Josh Witten and Professor Rajini Rao. We explained the basics of...