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HOW MICE ARE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING GENETIC HEART CONDITIONS

Nearly 1 in every 100 babies is born with a heart defect. These are the most common type of birth defect and can range from simple, symptomless cases to life-threatening conditions that require treatment within hours of birth. Environmental influences such as excessive alcohol consumption or exposure to other toxins […]


NEW PHENOTYPE SCREEN EXAMINES CAUSES OF NEONATAL DEATH

Around a third of targeted gene knockouts in mice are embryonic-lethal. But not all deaths occur during gestation – a significant number of gene knockouts result in death at or shortly after the time of birth. Mice from these knockout lines provide a valuable animal model of human neonatal death […]

Nesting wild-type pups.

Exterior of the new Francis Crick Institute building.

MOVE TO THE NEW CRICK BUILDING

Today is the final day for the DMDD team at Mill Hill Laboratory before moving to the new Francis Crick Institute building. From next week we’ll be settling into our new home on Midland Road, near St. Pancras station, where we’ll have a brand new lab. It’s exciting to be […]


NEW DMDD YOUTUBE CHANNEL

This week sees the launch of the DMDD YouTube channel. We’ve added videos that explore different aspects of our embryonic-lethal mouse data, providing a new way to visualise phenotypes that we’ve observed in our knockout lines. For example, this video compares HREM data from a Psph mutant embryo with its wild-type […]

Brd2 embryo.

Photograph of Professor Elizabeth Robertson

ELIZABETH ROBERTSON WINS ROYAL MEDAL

DMDD joint grant holder Professor Elizabeth Robertson, University of Oxford, has been awarded the 2016 Royal Medal by the Royal Society. The Royal Medal is one of the Society’s premier awards. Each year medals are awarded for the most important contributions “to the advancement of Natural Knowledge” in the physical […]