22 Aug 2016

Oesophageal cancers driven by 'marginal gain' rather than speed

New study finds that unexpectedly, oesophageal cancer cells do not divide faster than their normal neighbours. But unlike normal cells, the tumour cells produce slightly more dividing daughter cells than non-dividing ones, forming a tumour.

1 Aug 2016

The international study sequenced and analysed the protein-coding segments of the genome of 1,900 congenital heart disease patients and their parents

In one of the largest international genetic studies of congenital heart disease (CHD), researchers have discovered gene mutations linked to three new rare congenital heart disorders. Published in Nature Genetics today (1 August), the researchers also found the first clear evidence of genetic differences between two forms of the disease, and that one form can be traced back to healthy parents.