Molecular Pathology & Genomics

"Mind-boggling" conversion to neurons

Human immune cells in blood can be converted directly into functional neurons in the laboratory in about three weeks, say scientists.

Creating human bone marrow tissue

Researchers have developed an artificial tissue in which human blood stem cells remain functional for a prolonged period of time.

Growing brains

They may only be small collections of cells at present, but neurological surgeon Ben Waldau believes that brain organoids could have a big impact in the future.

100,000 Genomes Project hits halfway

Genomics England has passed the halfway point in its mission to sequence 100,000 genomes.

The genetic basis of Alzheimer's

After he was awarded another illustrious prize for his Alzheimer’s disease research, we speak to Professor John Hardy about his work.

Molecular printing advance

A new fabrication technology could allow researchers to recreate complex biological environments.

The 100,000 Genomes Project: it's not just about DNA

Gerry Thomas, Professor of Molecular Pathology, casts a critical eye over the 100,000 Genomes Project.*

Effective future antibiotics

Tuberculosis and other life-threatening microbial diseases could be more effectively tackled with future drugs.

Maturation of human sperm

New research sheds light on the complex process that occurs in the development of human sperm stem cells.

Human embryo development

Researchers have used genome-editing technology to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos
in the first few days of development.

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