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Fish are commonly used in experiments to identify environmental hazards and pollutants in water. As gills are in constant contact with the water, they are often the focal point for studies seeking to understand the effects of exposure to toxicants. The team at the Bury Lab, King’s College London, have validated a pioneering technique to recreate a freshwater gill system in the lab.
A breakthrough in the transformation of human cells by an international team led by researchers at the University of Bristol could open the door to a new range of treatments for a variety of medical conditions. Their paper, published in Nature Genetics, demonstrates the creation of a system that predicts how to create any human cell type from another cell type directly, without the need for experimental trial and error.
A new method developed at the BBSRC strategically-funded Babraham Institute in collaboration with researchers in the UK and Belgium makes it possible to study the epigenome and transcriptome of a single cell at the same time. Until now, it has only been possible to study single-cell transcriptomes and epigenomes separately.