The following news articles were published in 2023.
Shining a Light on Skin Cancer
The Institute and Robertson Construction Central East joined forces for the week of Melanoma Monday to raise awareness of the risks of skin cancer: May 2023
Thousands of people diagnosed with rare genetic diseases in major research study
Around 5,500 people with severe developmental disorders now know the genetic cause of their condition, thanks to a nationwide study which will help improve diagnosis across the world: April 2023
Adhesion protein that regulates gene transcription via direct signalling across the nuclear envelope
Edinburgh-led study identifies a novel function for the cell adhesion protein Mena at the nuclear membrane, where it regulates actin-nuclear lamina associations, nuclear architecture, chromatin repositioning and gene expression.
Research reveals Orkney link to BRCA1 gene
One in 100 people who have grandparents from Orkney have a gene variant that causes a higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, study shows: March 2023
More than 500 genes are linked to lung health, new study finds
Genomes from over half-a-million participants, including from Viking Genes and Generation Scotland data, were analysed: March 2023
Didier Devaurs takes his research to UK Parliament
Didier, Cross-Disciplinary Research Fellow at the Institute of Genetics and Cancer, attended Parliament to present his research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of STEM for BRITAIN on Monday 6th March.
Expanding cell numbers is important for generating specific cell types
Collaborative work from the Bickmore group gives insight into how cell number affects cell fate: January 2023
ecDNA copy number is key to high-level oncogene expression, new research shows
A recent study has demonstrated that, contrary to recent reports, the transcriptional output of oncogenes carried on extrachromosomal DNA in glioblastoma stem cells is driven by the copy number of the ecDNA, rather than their spatial localization into transcriptional hubs: December 2022
Kiltwalkers take important steps for Edinburgh Research into Cancer Fund
On 18 September a group of passionate staff and students from the Institute of Genetics and Cancer walked in aid of the Edinburgh Research into Cancer (ERIC) Fund: October 2022
Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium will play key role in UK Euro-BioImaging node
The new node brings together state-of-the-art biological imaging instruments from world class research environments, including the Advanced Imaging Resource facility at the Institute of Genetics and Cancer: October 2022