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worms in space

Study of worms in space shows that gravity impacts genes

A study of worms in space conducted by the University of Exeter and the NASA GeneLab reveals that a low gravity environment affects cells at a genetic level.
evolution of SARS-CoV-2

UK-based consortium has been granted £12.2m to track the evolution of SARS-CoV-2

The UK Department for Health and Social Care Testing Innovation Fund has granted £12.2m to COG-UK to track the evolution of SARS-CoV-2.
genome editing

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for advancements in genome editing

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A Doudna for developing one of the most important genome editing...

Bioinformatics research to generate 3D images of the human genome

Innovative bioinformatics studies conducted by researchers at the University of Miami, USA, combine cutting-edge computer science techniques with leading biomedical technologies to help scientists...

Treating women with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome

The Innovation Platform spoke to Professor Sara Brucker, Executive Medical Director of the Department of Women's Health at the University Hospital and Faculty of...
blue bioeconomy

Aquaculture and the blue bioeconomy

The President and Executive Secretary of the European Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Organisations Association (EFARO), Dennis Lisbjerg and Luc van Hoof, respectively, spoke to...
animal genetic resources

The management and conservation of animal genetic resources

Coralie Danchin from the European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources discusses some of the reasons why obtaining animal genetic resources is important. The...
gene banks

IMAGE: providing access to data from Europe’s animal gene banks

Discover the portal that integrates and presents data from gene banks with genomics data and geographical information systems data. One of the key challenges facing...
CRISPR Cas technology

Exchanging genes for the first time using CRISPR/Cas technology

For the first time, a team of researchers have not only exchange single genes but recombined entire chromosomes with the CRISPR/Cas technology. As reported in...
test for COVID-19

New technology can simultaneously run thousands of tests for COVID-19

Scientists have successfully scaled up CRISPR-based molecular diagnostics. Their innovative new technology uses microfluidics chips that can simultaneously run thousands of tests for COVID-19. One...

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