We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

Flongle - for rapid DNA/RNA sequencing tests in any environment

Video

Flongle is an adapter (flow cell dongle) for MinION or GridION that enables direct, real-time DNA or RNA sequencing on smaller, single-use flow cells. Providing access to sequence data as soon your experiment starts, Flongle is designed to be the quickest, most accessible and cost-efficient sequencing system for smaller tests and experiments.

Watch Now

Human Nature Documentary Trailer

Video

A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? To begin to answer these questions we must look back billions of years and peer into an uncertain future.

Watch Now
A Potential Role for Sperm in Repeat Miscarriages
News

In a new study, researchers analyze the potential role that sperm DNA damage may have in recurrent pregnancy loss.

Read more

Male Fish Have Genes to Thank for Their Dazzling Looks
News

Striking traits seen only in males of some species - such as colourful peacock feathers or butterfly wings - are partly explained by gene behaviour, research suggests.

Read more

Nanotechnology Approach for Treating Aggressive Breast Cancer
News

Triple negative breast cancer has no currently approved targeted therapies for treatment. Utilizing nanotechnology, a research group have developed a method that targets specific genes in triple negative breast cancer, killing cancerous cells.

Read more

Natural Plant Defense Genes
News

In a new study, researchers identify genes and metabolic pathways responsible for safener efficacy in grain sorghum.

Read more

Plant Immunity Cut to Size
News

Researchers have found a link between a class of enzymes and immune signals that is rapidly triggered upon physical damage in plants.

Read more

Exploring the Evolution of Brain Tumors
News

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center found in a recent study that only three different genetic alterations drive the early development of malignant glioblastomas.

Read more

 
 
 
World Down Syndrome Day 2019: An Interview With Down Syndrome Expert Dr Julia Kinder
Article

Dr Julia Kinder is a Down syndrome expert, national speaker, author, career consultant, fitness guru, and family practice physician. March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, and we caught up with Julia to ask her how scientists, parents, and doctors can work together to benefit the lives of people with Down syndrome.

Read more

Mass Spectrometry is Advancing Cancer Research in Leaps and Bounds
Article

From picking out cancerous tissue areas during diagnosis, to uncovering novel biomarkers of early detection, mass spectrometry has become an indispensable analytical technique in cancer research.

Read more

Exploring Sleep and Genetics on World Sleep Day 2019
Article

March 15, 2019 marks World Sleep Day, an annual event organized by the World Sleep Society to celebrate sleep. Today, we explore the scientific research that looks at the links between our genes, why we sleep, and the negative impact a lack of sleep may have.

Read more

Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science
Article

We recently spoke with Jessica Wade, PhD, a physicist at Imperial College London to learn more about her extraordinary efforts to raise the profile of female scientists and other underrepresented groups in science.

Read more

Like Genes, Our Microbes Pass from Parent to Child
Article

Our bodies are ecosystems by themselves - home to thousands of tiny microorganisms, known as microbes. Some are harmful while others are important to health. But did you know that microbes, like genes, are transmitted from mother to child even before birth?

Read more

Incentivizing Drug Development for Rare Diseases
Article

On Rare Disease Day 2019, we discuss how regulatory incentives are necessary for encouraging rare disease drug development, and share the testimonial videos from this year's international campaign.

Read more