molecular biology

A sea sponge under water

DNA from the humble sea sponge is shedding light on the "dark matter" that makes up much of our genomes.

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Be alert but not alarmed about the issues surrounding gene therapy, writes Merlin Crossley.

Breast Cancer Cell

A powerful new technology that maps the “social network” of proteins in breast cancer cells is providing detailed understanding of the disease at a molecular level and could eventually lead to new treatments.