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Agreement to bring whole genome sequencing closer to the clinic

The University of Oxford has signed a collaboration agreement with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and leading genetic analysis …

Genetics

Reactivation of p53 by a Cytoskeletal Sensor to Control the Balance Between DNA Damage and Tumor Dissemination | JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute | Oxford Academic

The fluorescent two-hybrid assay to screen for protein-protein interaction inhibitors in live cells: targeting the interaction of p53 with Mdm2 and …

Cancer

Liftoff: First humans treated with gene silencing drugs for HD!

Today brings news that the first Huntington's Disease patients have been successfully dosed with gene silencing drugs targeting the HD gene. These …

University College London

Multi-institutional team successfully performs surgery on a human genome, changing how it is folded inside the cell nucleus

Surgery

Researchers identify potential alternative to CRISPR-Cas genome editing tools

An international team of CRISPR-Cas researchers has identified three new naturally-occurring systems that show potential for genome editing. The …

Genetics

The Great DNA Debate: The Case for and Against Genetic Testing

A simple test can save your life<p>Have you ever considered genetic testing but were afraid of what you might discover? Not to worry. The very thing you …

How CRISPR lets us edit our DNA

Geneticist Jennifer Doudna co-invented a groundbreaking new technology for editing genes, called CRISPR-Cas9. The tool allows scientists to make …

Turning Off Your Dreams Is a Bad Idea

Researchers have discovered a neural switch that can turn dreaming on and off. But losing the ability to dream could be dangerous.<p>For those sick of …

Sleep

Why Some Remember Dreams, Others Don't

People who tend to remember their dreams also respond more strongly than others to hearing their name when they're awake, new research …

What Happens In Your Brain During The Two Critical Stages Of Sleep

We shouldn’t wear lack of sleep like a badge of honor. Our brains are actually doing important work to make us more successful as we snooze.<p>The average person spends one-third, or 36%, of their lives sleeping. That means if you live to be 90, you spend about 32 years asleep.<p>“What that 32 years is …