We Are One Step Closer to Synthetic Life with Designer Chromosomes
We Are One Step Closer to Synthetic Life with Designer Chromosomes
We Are One Step Closer to Synthetic Life with Designer Chromosomes
Three years ago a team of scientists built the first synthetic yeast chromosome, and today they have got one giant step closer to their goal of creating a complex organism. 
We Are One Step Closer to Synthetic Life with Designer Chromosomes
23andMe Dream Big With Latest Data-Mining Efforts
23andMe Dream Big With Latest Data-Mining Efforts
23andMe Dream Big With Latest Data-Mining Efforts
Last week at the 23andMe headquarters, over 100 researchers gathered together for the company's annual Genome Research Day.
23andMe Dream Big With Latest Data-Mining Efforts
Are We More Like Pigeons Than we First Thought?
Are We More Like Pigeons Than we First Thought?
Are We More Like Pigeons Than we First Thought?
The latest results from a "DNA barcoding" study has revealed that the difference between any two humans in about the same as the difference between two pigeons when genetics is concerned anyway. 
Are We More Like Pigeons Than we First Thought?
Millions of Proteins Not Found in Nature Have Been Synthezised By Chemists
Millions of Proteins Not Found in Nature Have Been Synthezised By Chemists
Millions of Proteins Not Found in Nature Have Been Synthezised By Chemists
Chemists have devised a way to rapidly synthesize and screen millions of novel proteins that could be used as drugs against Ebola and other viruses.
Millions of Proteins Not Found in Nature Have Been Synthezised By Chemists
Colon Cancer Cells Use Mysterious RNA Strands to Avoid Cell Death
Colon Cancer Cells Use Mysterious RNA Strands to Avoid Cell Death
Colon Cancer Cells Use Mysterious RNA Strands to Avoid Cell Death
Researchers have discovered how unusually long strands of RNA help colon cancer cells to avoid death, allowing unregulated growth. 
Colon Cancer Cells Use Mysterious RNA Strands to Avoid Cell Death

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Are We More Like Pigeons Than we First Thought?

The latest results from a “DNA barcoding” study has revealed that the difference between any two humans in about the same as the difference between two pigeons when genetics is concerned anyway. 

Magazines and Educational Guides

Cancer Genomics 101: 2018 Edition

Free download: This guide is intended to help you understand how cancers can develop in the body and what forms they can take, as well as taking you through the medical processes of diagnosis and treatment.

Drug Development 101: 2018 Edition

Free download: In this guide, we discuss the challenges involved in lead generation and preclinical development, what factors need to be considered during clinical trials, and how genomics has started to change the way we approach drug design.

Genomic Data 101: 2018 Edition

Free download: This guide gives you a broader and deeper understanding than the previous edition, to help you understand what considerations you need to make when designing a computational genomics workflow or platform.

The Genome Spot / Webinars

Drowning in TCGA Data: How to Keep Your Head Above Water

To fully benefit from the vast quantities of data from TCGA, tools for easy data visualisation and analysis must be developed for use of the non-computational scientist. Our panel of experts discuss TCGA data and the tools needed to make sense of it.

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Educate Yourself

65 Years of DNA

Happy DNA Day! To celebrate, we’ve put together a timeline of some of the major events that have happened in genomics since 1953 – See how far we’ve come!

Selling the Code

The Code, Part 3: It’s now easier than ever to peer into your own genetic code. But are all of the new companies out there offering you information about yourself that you can believe?

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Weekend Reads, Week 18

Enjoy the weekend with insightful reads on AI and how our brains map spaces, and marvel at the reaction and legacy of James Watson’s 90’th birthday. And Enjoy some cheese!

Weekend Reads, week 17

This week in weekend reads: Pig brains being kept alive outside bodies, the ethics of experimenting with human brain tissue, and how writing about the link between genes and educational attainment can be dangerous…

Weekend Reads, week 16

Worth reading this week: human cloning, ninja polymers fighting off superbugs, and genetics research failing most of the world’s population.