In August last year, Nick Navin wrote in a Genome Biology article: “In the near future, it might be possible to perform both genome and transcriptome sequencing on the same single cancer cell.” Newsflash: the future is already here.
Monthly Archives: April 2015
Research published in Retrovirology reports the results of a clinical trial that shows a new vaccine can boost an HIV-infected patient’s immune system and increase the effectiveness of anti-retroviral drugs. In this blog, co-author Barbara Ensoli talks about the benefits this new vaccine could bring to HIV patient care.1
Immunology does not often whip the media into a frenzy. It doesn’t always capture the public interest, and yet it is an integral part of so many biomedical disciplines. Today, on International Day of Immunology, we seek to highlight the importance and diversity of immunological research, and why it deserves to be front page news.
April 25th is World Malaria Day, a day to focus on a disease that impacts half the world’s population, but for scientists working to tackle the disease, malaria is their focus every day. In these four videos, we talk to malaria researchers about the work they do every day.
The biological and technological significance of mobile genetic elements, or “jumping genes”, is increasingly being realized. Mobile DNA is the flagship journal dedicated to transposable elements, and we’re excited to welcome on board two esteemed Editors-in-Chief, who will succeed Nancy Craig and Thomas Eickbush.
Today marks the launch of Porcine Health Management (PHM), the official journal of the European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM) and European Association of Porcine Health Management (EAPHM). This guest blog from Joaquim Segalés, president of the ECPHM, and Enric Marco, president of the EAPHM, outlines the background and ambitions of this new journal.
If you have been following the scientific media recently, I won’t blame you for thinking that these days nobody does anything else but genome editing, and that genome editing was invented yesterday. As it happens, neither is true. But there is no doubt that genome editing is the latest buzz in genomics.