Education Seems to Protect The Gut

The team pooled data from 766,345 people that had been involved in genome-wide association studies and found correlation between factors like education and higher intelligence and lower risk of certain gut disorders.

Twin study links exercise to beneficial epigenetic changes

Consistent exercise can change the very molecules in the human body that influence how genes behave, a new study of twins indicates. 

New CRISPR cancer treatment tested in humans for first time

Now scientists have used CRISPR to remove and add genes to these cells to help them recognize a patient’s specific tumor cells. 

World's largest autism study reveals 134 autism-linked genes

The study used whole genome sequencing to examine the entire genomes of over 7,000 individuals with autism. The team found 134 genes linked with ASD and discovered a range of genetic changes.

Scientists Use CRISPR to Genetically Engineer A Mouse

  • 12 Sep 2022

For the first time in the world, complete chromosomal rearrangement in mammals have been achieved, making a new breakthrough in synthetic biology.

A Single Genetic Test Can Accurately Diagnose 25 Rare Diseases Faster Than Ever

  • 19 Aug 2022

Scientists have developed a quick genetic test that can diagnose a large range of rare muscle and nerve diseases with near perfect accuracy.

What You Eat Has The Power to Reprogram Your Genes

The idea that food delivers important messages to our genome is the focus of a field known as nutrigenomics.

Scientists identify human genes that fight COVID-19

The genes in question are related to interferons, the body's frontline virus fighters. Knowing which genes help control viral infection can greatly assist researchers' understanding of factors that affect disease severity.

We're surprisingly similar to Earth's first animals

According to a new study, 555-million-year-old oceanic creatures from the Ediacaran period share genes with today's animals, including humans.

Chemistry Nobel Prize Awarded to CRISPR-Cas9

The Prize in Chemistry went to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna. The two researchers achieved fame in 2012 when they developed the revolutionary tool CRISPR-Cas9 to make gene editing easier.

Scientists Fully Sequenced the Human X Chromosome

The sequencing of the human genome was one of the greatest scientific feats of the past century. Now for the first time scientists fully sequenced the human X chromosome.

Oldest ever human genetic evidence

An important advancement in human evolution studies has been achieved after scientists retrieved the oldest human genetic data set from an 800,000-year-old tooth belonging to the hominin species Homo antecessor.

Worldwide collaboration unveils brain's gray matter

For the first time, more 360 scientists from 184 different institutions have contributed to a global effort to find more than 200 regions of the genome and more than 300 specific genetic variations that affect the structure of the grey matter.

No single gene associated with being gay

A genetic analysis of almost half a million people has concluded there is no single "gay gene" and that it's effectively impossible to predict an individual's sexual behaviour from their genome.

Scientists uncover genes that could hold key to how humans evolved

New computational analysis finds that more than two dozen human zinc finger transcription factors, previously thought to control activity of similar genes across species have in fact human-specific roles and could help explain the evolution.