Obesity May be Predicted by Oral Bacteria in Young ChildrenNews
The composition of oral microbiota, including beneficial bacteria, residing in the mouth of two-year-old children may predict their weight gain.Read more
30% of Human Genes Have Never Been the Focus of a Scientific StudyNews
Historical bias is a key reason biomedical researchers continue to study the same 10 percent of all human genes whose sequences are known while ignoring many genes known to play roles in disease, according to a new Northwestern University study.
Million-Person Study Explores Genetics of Blood PressureNews
Over 500 new gene regions that influence people’s blood pressure have been discovered in the largest global genetic study of blood pressure to date, led by Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.
Lytic vs Lysogenic – Understanding Bacteriophage Life CyclesArticle
Bacteriophage (phage) are obligate intracellular viruses that specifically infect bacteria. Here we take an overview of their structure, life-cycle and the role they have played in advancing science and medicine.Read more
Studying the Genome One Cell at a TimeArticle
In 2013, Nature named single-cell sequencing (SCS) as the ‘Method of the Year’, citing its potential to transform the fields of biology and medicine. Now, the technique is bringing to light how genetic information can change between individual cells and facilitating the study of rare cell types. This article explores how these insights have helped scientists understand how diseases like cancer can evolve and spread in humans.
The Agricultural Perspective on Water Contamination by PharmaceuticalsArticle
Despite centuries of research into drug development, investigation into the environmental impact of pharmaceuticals is a much younger field. If not treated effectively, there is the potential for pharmaceuticals in wastewater to affect the agricultural industry through the use of this contaminated water supply.Read more
Genome Editing and Human Reproduction: Behind the Headlines of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics ReportArticle
Two weeks ago, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics released a seminal report on the social and ethical issues of heritable genome editing. In an article written exclusively for Technology Networks, Hugh Whittall, Director of the Council, looks in-depth at the conclusions and implications of the Council's report.Read more
GM Crop Ruling Shows Why the EU’s Laws Are Wholly InadequateArticle
Ottoline Leyser, Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge writes for the Conversation on the flaws behind a new ruling by the European Court of Justice that reclassifies genetic modification as any technique that induces genetic changes “in a way that does not occur naturally”.
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