2019 was a dynamic year for BioTechniques, with the introduction of new and re-invigorated content types such as podcasts and videos, and our first virtual symposium – the BioTechniques Online Event: Advancing Precision Medicine 2019. This dynamism was reflected in the field of biotechniques, with a seemingly never-ending stream of updates to CRISPR techniques and cancer diagnostics.
Here you can find our top ten most viewed pieces of content from 2019 and re-live some of the highlights of the year.
This news story addressed a recent paper indicating lengthening neurons and slowing processing power of our brains as a reason for the acceleration of our experience of time as we grow older.
This tech news feature explored the DNA of twins, how their genomes differ and the differences that establish themselves as monozygotic twins grow older.
This page played host to all the information for our first virtual symposium. Check it out to get a feel for the event and get excited for our next one!
This article looked at the recently established mechanisms for the health benefits of lactic acid bacteria, a component commonly found in fermented foods.
Also looking at the discovery of a potential mechanism for a previously established link, this article explained how obesity can often lead to anxiety through the induction of senescent cells in mouse brains.
This post discussed the potential role of a balanced and varied diet in protecting against Alzheimer’s disease.
Having finally cultured an elusive gut bacterium, KLE1738, a research collaboration consequently identified a surprising link between another bacteria, B. fragilis, and depression.
Perhaps the largest story in gene editing from 2018, this article followed the consequences of He Jiankui’s dangerously irresponsible ‘CRISPR Babies’ experiment, after an article published in Nature identified that the mutation introduced to the babies genomes was associated with a 20% increase in mortality before the age of 78.
This cheery article discussed the causes of decreasing life expectancy for generations X and Y in the USA.
The final of three articles examining how gut health and diet can affect our mental health, this article looked at how the regulation of intestinal microbiota can influence anxiety in a study of over 1500 people.
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Written By Tristan Free