Q&A with Sharon Peacock, coronavirus variant hunter

The UK is a world leader in sequencing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Of all the coronavirus genomes that have been sequenced in the world, nearly

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 22, 2021 ~17 min

Genetic risk for IBD differs by ancestry

The genetics of inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, in African Americans differ from those in whites, new research finds.

Quinn Eastmann-Emory • futurity
Feb. 22, 2021 ~6 min

The human genome at 20: how biology's most-hyped breakthrough led to anticlimax and arrests

The achievement didn't live up to the hype, but it has illuminated new areas of 'genetic dark matter'.

Andreas Kolb, Senior Research Fellow, The Rowlett Institute, University of Aberdeen • conversation
Feb. 19, 2021 ~10 min

Harvard researchers analyze bacteria in the human mouth

Harvard microbial ecologists take an up-close look at mouth bacteria.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Feb. 2, 2021 ~6 min

Progeria study finds base-editing therapy lengthens lifespan in mice

Several hundred children worldwide live with progeria, a deadly premature aging disease.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Jan. 27, 2021 ~9 min

Dire wolves weren’t closely related to today’s wolves

Dire wolves, the extinct species made famous in "Game of Thrones," were so different from grey wolves they couldn't breed with them, DNA sequencing shows.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
Jan. 14, 2021 ~5 min

Dire wolves were a distant relative of wolves today

Dire wolves, the extinct species made famous in "Game of Thrones," were so different from grey wolves they couldn't breed with them, DNA sequencing shows.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
Jan. 14, 2021 ~5 min

Asymptomatic screening and genome sequencing help Cambridge understand spread of SARS-CoV-2 among its students

Since the start of the academic year in October 2020, the University of Cambridge has been offering regular SARS-CoV-2 tests to all students living in its

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 11, 2021 ~6 min

UK consultation launched over gene edited food

The government launches a public consultation on using gene editing to modify livestock and crops.

bbcnews
Jan. 7, 2021 ~6 min

Why the platypus sweats milk and is so weird

The first complete mapping of the genome of the quirky duck-billed platypus reveals how it got so strange.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
Jan. 6, 2021 ~5 min

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