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Helping Rare Disease Reseach BeHEARD

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Earlier this summer, the Rare Genomics Institute announced the winners of the 2018 BeHEARD (Help Empower & Accelerate Research Discoveries) Challenge. The Challenge tasks researchers or foundations working in fields of rare disease research to apply for grants, either financial or technological, to assist their research. We caught up with the Institute’s Arvin M. Gouw to discuss the awards and the battle against rare disease.

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Genome Editing and Human Reproduction: Behind the Headlines of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Report

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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.

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The Secrets of the Koala Genome

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From their diet to their diseases, koalas are pretty special. Now researchers have sequenced the koala’s genome, unlocking the secrets that make these fuzzy fellas so unique. The genome is revealing everything from how koalas cope with munching poisonous eucalyptus leaves, to how they respond to chlamydia infections. The hope is that these insights will not only help us understand these fascinating marsupials, but also aid conservation efforts across Australia.

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Antimicrobial Resistance: A Microscopic Battle Goes Global

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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) has long been a concern for microbiologists. The appearance of antibiotic-proof bacteria and powerful viral strains has dragged AMR into the public’s eye, alongside alarming predictions of its potential impact across all of mankind.

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Worm Study Shows How Genes Drive Aging

Worm Study Shows How Genes Drive Aging

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Ageing in worms mainly results from the direct action of genes and not from random wear and tear or loss of function, and the same is likely to be true in humans, according to research by UCL, Lancaster University and Queen Mary University of London scientists.

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How RUNX Proteins Run the Show in DNA Repair
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A study by researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore has revealed that RUNX proteins are integral to efficient DNA repair via the Fanconi Anemia (FA) pathway.

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eDNA Sequencing Goes Deep in the Weeds
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As the cost of high-throughput DNA sequencing has plummeted in recent years, DNA from environmental samples has emerged as a cost-effective source of biodiversity data. Nnew research show the feasibility of eDNA sequencing for identifying aquatic plant diversity.

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Researchers Reverse Blindness
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Researchers change Müller glia into rod photoreceptors in mice and reverse congenital blindness

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Cell Culture Quality Control: Blissful Ignorance?

Cell Culture Quality Control: Blissful Ignorance?

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How can quality control efforts keep up with the rapid advances in cellular model research? Read on for insights into challenges in recognizing and managing issues in cell culture quality control

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GM Crop Ruling Shows Why the EU’s Laws Are Wholly Inadequate
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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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Epigenetics and Drug Discovery
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This article aims to highlight the key types of epigenetic modification, summarize current and emerging drug discovery efforts to target epigenetic dysregulation and will discuss some of the benefits and challenges of epigenetic therapeutics.

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One-Way vs Two-Way ANOVA: Differences, Assumptions and Hypotheses
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A key statistical test in research fields including biology, economics and psychology, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is very useful for analyzing datasets. It allows comparisons to be made between three or more groups of data. Here, we summarize the key differences between these two tests, including the assumptions and hypotheses that must be made about each type of test.

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