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Genetics Unzipped podcast: From Philadelphia to Baltimore: Tales of Chromosomes, Cancer Cells and Henrietta Lacks

Posted by on October 8th, 2020

In this episode we’re taking a road trip from Philadelphia to Baltimore, exploring stories of chromosomal cut-and-paste, cancer cures and Henrietta Lacks’ incredible cancer cells.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: The Future of Cancer: How Genomics is Transforming Research and Treatment for All

Posted by on September 24th, 2020

In this episode, sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific, we’re taking a look at how genomic technologies are transforming cancer care – now and in the future, and the importance of making sure that these advances are available to all.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Rebel Cell: Cancer, evolution and the science of life

Posted by on August 13th, 2020

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, Kat Arney brings you exclusive excerpts from her new book Rebel Cell, exploring where cancer came from, where it’s going, and how we might beat it.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: The Cancer Ladies – Maud Slye and Pauline Gross

Posted by on June 18th, 2020

How two women – a scientist fascinated by dancing mice and a seamstress with a deadly legacy – who made significant contributions to cancer research.

Research Highlight #5: Leukemic stem cells from iPSCs

Posted by on June 9th, 2020

Today let’s delve into a curious case involving induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and leukemic stem cells (LSCs). Most blood cells derived from iPSCs are unable to engraft in immunodeficient mice. However, Wesely and colleagues observed an exceptionally high engraftment efficiency of cell lines derived from an individual affected by acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In[…]

Ph.D Studentships in Developmental Biology, Stem Cell Biology and Cancer Biology

Posted by on November 12th, 2019

NEUCrest Ph.D Studentships in Developmental Biology, Stem Cell Biology and Cancer Biology    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time fixed term positions as Early Stage Researchers in the lab of Prof Karen Liu, King’s College London (karen.liu@kcl.ac.uk), Centre for Craniofacial and Regenerative Biology, King’s College London.   These positions are funded by[…]

Genetics Unzipped – The future is now: Curing HIV, advancing CRISPR therapies, predatory phages for superbug infections

Posted by on November 7th, 2019

Exploring the latest advances in health technology such as CRISPR-based gene therapies, infection-fighting bacteriophage and a cure for HIV.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Big Questions about the Big C

Posted by on September 12th, 2019

We’re digging into some of the mysteries around what’s often seen as the ultimate genetic disease: cancer.

Utah Fish Conference 2018: Meeting Summary

Posted by on October 25th, 2018

The Zebrafish Interest Group at the University of Utah held its first Utah Fish Conference (UFC) on October 8, 2018. The conference was organized by pre- and post-doctoral trainees to celebrate the University’s Zebrafish Interest Group (ZIG), as well as to unite the Mountain West fish community. This 1-day event hosted over 80 attendees from[…]

A study using Drosophila sheds light on the metastatic behaviour of human tumours

Posted by on September 26th, 2018

Most solid tumours with metastatic potential show a high degree of chromosomal instability. A study published in the journal Developmental Cell demonstrates that chromosomal instability itself promotes invasive behaviour. The researchers identify the oncogene Fos and the tumour suppressor Capicua as necessary molecular elements mediating this invasive behaviour. Barcelona, 26 September 2018.- Metastatic tumours are[…]