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A novel zebrafish model enables genetic studies of Hirschsprung disease

A zebrafish model of Hirschsprung disease enables scientists to study the disease’s causes and consequences in real life in live animals.
30 November 2016

Inflammatory responses in flies give insights into human diseases

Fruit flies and humans have much in common when it comes to inflammatory responses to stress or injury.
22 November 2016

Scientists reveal how immune system tags Toxoplasma capsule

Crick scientists have discovered how the body's immune system deals with the prolific Toxoplasma parasite as it attempts to hide itself inside human cells
22 November 2016

Insights into the mechanisms of homologous recombination, an important DNA repair process

Work led by Francis Crick Institute scientists has improved our understanding of homologous recombination – an essential process for repairing broken DNA that could otherwise lead to cancer.
17 November 2016

Zebrafish research identifies a key mechanism underlying organ positioning

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have discovered the cell-cell interaction responsible for positioning the liver on one side of the body during zebrafish development.
07 November 2016