Molecular Pathology & Genomics

Rare genetic mutations in donor stem cells

A stem cell transplant is a common treatment for blood cancers, such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

British Journal of Biomedical Science: issue 1 2020 – a synopsis

Deputy Editor Tony Rhodes provides a brief glimpse of the articles on offer in the first issue of 2020.

Pulling the plug on pancreatic cancer

UK scientists have identified a new way to kill pancreatic cancer cells by “pulling the plug” on the energy generator that fuels calcium pumps on their cell surface.

Autism spectrum disorder

New research has found that testing the DNA of siblings of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be predictive of a future diagnosis, even if symptoms aren’t apparent.

Redefining how blood is made

Stem-cell scientists have discovered a completely new notion of how human blood is made, upending conventional views from the 1960s.

Groundbreaking new cancer test?

Dr Susie Cooke leads a team that has developed cancer tests, which could lead to a breakthrough in understanding the deadly disease.

Nobel prize for british scientist

Sir Peter Ratcliffe has been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries in how cells react to oxygen availability.

Genetic testing

With the commercialisation of genetic testing now with us, Sarah May looks at the potential and the ethics. 

The IBMS Biopod

Over the coming months, the IBMS is due to launch it’s own podcast – the IBMS Biopod.

Implementing digital pathology

Following her plenary session at IBMS Congress 2019 on “Total digital pathology”, Chloe Knowles looks at the lessons learned from her laboratory’s transition to scanning slides.

Dolly the manmade sheep

In an exclusive interview, Sir Ian Wilmut discusses genetic engineering, his recent Parkinson’s diagnosis and, of course, the most famous sheep in the world.

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