ExPecto Patronum! Magical Machine Learning Tool Summons DNA Dark Matter DataNews
A new machine learning framework, dubbed ExPecto, can predict the effects of mutations in the so-called “dark matter” regions of the human genome. ExPecto pinpoints how mutations can disrupt the way genes turn on and off throughout your body.
Synthetic Material That Detects Enzymatic ActivityNews
Scientists integrate protein and polymer building blocks to create stimulus-responsive systemsRead more
Bioethics Council Rules Heritable Genome Editing "Ethically Acceptable" In Certain CircumstancesNews
A leading UK bioethics advisory body has weighed in on the debate around human genetic modification, concluding that heritable genome editing – modifying the DNA of an egg, sperm or embryo with changes that will be passed on to future generations – could be ‘morally permissible’ in humans, provided key ethical tests are met.
Genetic Factors Leading to Rare Bone Fusion Disorder IdentifiedNews
Genome sequencing establishes multiple genes responsible for a rare condition that cause bone fusionRead more
Biosafety and the Agents of DoomArticle
To combat harmful pathogens it is vitally important that scientists have facilities available that enable them to work on them safely. These facilities should prevent the operator from becoming infected with the agent they are working with and prevent the organism from escaping the laboratory setting and potentially initiating new outbreaks of disease.
Forensic Analysis Reveals Links Between Sources of Illicit CannabisArticle
Genetic variations have been used to link cannabis samples to geographical areas of origin, providing insight into the plant's history and possible distribution.Read more