Malacidins: the answer to antibiotics resistance?

New Staphylococcus aureus strains are causing severe skin infections that are difficult to overcome with traditional antibiotics. Malacidins, antibiotics discovered in dirt, may be the solution to cure skin infections and combat antibiotic resistance. Is the arms race of antibiotics finally coming to an end?

Gene therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy 1

Genetic disorders are hard to cure because they are caused by a defect in the genes of the patient. Gene therapy promises to give patients a second chance by changing their genes. Recently, a new gene-replacement therapy was approved for the Spinal Muscular Atrophy 1, but what does it mean how does it work?

A-T-C-G to F-A-C-E: what are the odds you’d look like that?

Identity, parentage, innocence. These are some of the things that can be determined with even just a small amount of DNA. But what if… we can do more? What if I can infer what you look like without ever having met you, just by looking at your DNA? Scientists strive to do just that.

91% accuracy! Is deep learning the key to determining effective cancer treatment?

A growing problem doctors face is that the primary cell type that produces cancer is sometimes undetermined. This leaves patients with generalized treatment options and a lower survival chance. However, with the use of neural networks and DNA sequencing, there seems to be hope for identifying these primary sites and providing specialized treatment. But what…


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It’s about sharing

This blog presents the final projects of the students of genomics at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

The Odyssey of Homer is among the oldest stories on Earth. It is a tale of challenge, of learning and of discovery. In this spirit, The Genomic Odyssey was created to explore new ways of discovering and sharing.


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