Lung cancer treatment: Specific gene mutation may be a key

Posted in Medicine, Science on 16th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

Data from a new study found that the mutated KRAS gene influences the lipids and metabolism of lipids in lung cancer. Their findings suggest that targeting components of lipid metabolism and synthesis could be part of effective lung cancer treatments.

‘Junk’ DNA could lead to cancer by stopping copying of DNA

Posted in Medicine, Science on 25th Jul, 2022
by Alex Muller

Scientists have found that non-coding ‘junk’ DNA, far from being harmless and inert, could potentially contribute to the development of cancer.

Advancing personalized medicine research with open access genomic data

Posted in Highlights from UCL, Science on 17th Feb, 2019
by Alex Muller

Since the sequencing of the first human genome back in 2001 rapid advances in technology have transformed our ability to gather and analyse genomic data.

CRISPR Babies: Mankind's Next Giant Leap?

Posted in Breakthrough Stories, Featured, Science on 9th Dec, 2018
by Alex Muller

CRISPR modified babies have been made in small Chinese clinical trial.

Study Predicts What People Look Like From Their DNA

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2017
by Alex Muller

The predictive performance of this kind of approach is only likely to improve with larger sample sizes.