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Genomics

 

Genomics is the branch of molecular biology concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes.

Novel drug therapy partially restores hearing in mice

3 July 2018 | By

A small-molecule drug is one of the first to preserve hearing in a mouse model of an inherited form of progressive human deafness, report investigators at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

Administering hormones affects DNA

3 July 2018 | By

In an experiment with pigs, researchers have demonstrated for the first time that the administration of even extremely low doses of an endocrine disruptor - in this case, an endogenous oestrogen - leads to epigenetic changes in a pregnant sow’s DNA.

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