Close Menu

University of Bristol

In PLOS this week: phenome-wide association study of psychiatric disorder polygenic risk scores, CNV patterns in rhesus macaques, and more.

In Science this week: a single cell division error can spark a mutational cascade that leads to complex cancer, and more.

The researchers' findings suggest that methylation at those sites might have their effect on lung function through its effect on smoking behaviors.

The Guardian reports that UK universities are looking into ways to reduce labs' reliance on single-use plastics.

Two Retractions

Retraction Watch reports that two researchers had both a Science and a Nature paper retracted last week.

University of Bristol researchers unearthed variants that implicate the immune system in the risk of developing mouth ulcers.

The researchers found that low-frequency variants in TP53 had a large effect on head circumference and volume, suggesting a previously unknown role for the gene.

In PNAS this week: DNA vaccine-based approach for Duchenne muscular dystrophy tested in mice, antimicrobial found in bear saliva, and more.

A new estimate places the last universal common ancestor to life on Earth as living 3.9 billion years ago, Inverse reports.

Mishandling Them

The Guardian reports that labs in the UK have had safety incidents involving pathogens.

Pages

Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.

Researchers report on a concerning strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus found among pigs in China, Agence France Presse reports.

The Associated Press reports that US officials are considering allowing pooled COVID-19 testing.

In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.