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Biology; The human body

Scientists find genetic ‘ignition key’ in human embryos

New study identifies which genes are the first to be activated in a fertilised human egg. They hope the new results will help develop new infertility treatments.

Uncovering the secrets of immune system invaders

Some bacteria and viruses take advantage of the way our immune system works to infect us. Researchers are uncovering the mechanisms by which this trickery takes place.

Fighting Cancer Cell Resistance to Radiotherapy

Researchers have discovered how cancer cells become resistant to radiotherapy. This means that they can also figure out how to turn it off.