What can NASAs twin study results actually tell us?

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jan, 2017
by Alex Muller

The next step is to figure out which changes can be attributed to spaceflight and which are just normal consequences of ageing.

Illumina wants to sequence your whole genome for $100

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2017
by Alex Muller

The NovaSeq machine's scanning speed could decipher an entire human genome in less than an hour.

Inability to store fat safely increases diabetes risk

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

Being unable to store excess fat safely in the body increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and strokes, Cambridge University research suggests.

DNA sequenced in space for first time on the ISS

Posted in Science on 4th Sep, 2016
by Alex Muller

The device, which was sent up to the space station in July, could help astronauts diagnose illness in space and allow them to identify disease-causing microbes on the ISS.

DNA sequencer sent to space station

Posted in Hardware on 20th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

NASA has sent a DNA sequencer to the International Space Station in an effort to help astronauts monitor their own health.