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Living in the (Bio)material World: A Night at Biodesign Here Now
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We report the opening night of Biodesign Here Now features architects, artists, textile designers, and many more creatives who have found ways to bring together biology and design in their work, showing a way forward for collaboration between the two fields.

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UK BioBank Project Is Taken to the Next Level by Sequencing 500,000 Genomes
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In a bid to push personalized medicine forward, an ambitious ground-breaking £200 million project will see the 500,000 BioBank participants' whole genomes sequenced.

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Could a New Project Expose Predatory Conferences?
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The rise of predatory conferences jeopardises the future of legitimate research events. But could conference IDs be the solution?

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Home Testing Is the Future and One Day It Might Even Replace Your Doctor
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At-home medical testing has come a long way since the first over-the-counter pregnancy tests went on sale more than 35 years ago. But how has home-testing evolved since then, and what role will home diagnostic test technology play in the future?

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The All of Us Research Project: A Historic Effort to Sequence One Million Genomes
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The All of Us research project will sequence the genome of one million individuals in the United States with the aim to enable advances in personalized medicine.

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Study of Almost Half a Million People Finds There Is No Single “Gay Gene”
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Researchers have conducted a genome-wide association of over 470,000 people to explore whether there are genetic variants that predict whether an individual will engage in same sex behavior.

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Low-nicotine Gene-edited Tobacco Could Combat Nicotine Addiction — But Not in Europe
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The applications of CRISPR mediated genome editing are continuing to grow. The number of individuals addicted to nicotine is also continuing to grow. The solution? CRISPR-edited nicotine-free tobacco plants, say researchers Felix Stehle and Julia Schachtsiek from the Technical University of Dortmund in Germany.

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The Genetics of Neurodegeneration With Professor John Hardy
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At the British Neuroscience Association (BNA)’s Festival of Neuroscience in April 2019, we were lucky enough to sit down with some influential neuroscientists to discuss their work. Here we interview University College London’s John Hardy, whose work into the genetics of neurodegenerative disorders saw him share the Brain Prize in 2018.

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Transcription vs Translation Worksheet
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The journey from gene to protein is complex and tightly controlled within each cell. It consists of two major steps: transcription and translation. Here, we describe the processes of transcription and translation as they take place in eukaryotic cells.

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Knowledge Really Is Power When It Comes to Investigating the Mechanisms of Microbes
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For scientists investigating genomes and molecular mechanisms of microbes, it is vital that they can collate existing knowledge and understanding in the context of their current work to draw conclusions and fill gaps in knowledge. We spoke to Dr Peter Karp, leader of the BioCyc project, a microbial genomes and metabolic pathways web portal, about the evolution of BioCyc and its role in research.

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