X-Men star’s mutations revealed
He might have been on a mission to destroy the mutant race in the X-Men series, but Hollywood actor Brian Cox found out about his own mutations when he opened a Next Generation Sequencing laboratory at the University of Dundee on Monday 17 June 2013.
The University of Dundee is awarding an honorary degree to genetic skin-disorder advocate Mary E. Schwartz, at this year’s summer Graduations in June.
A team of postgraduate students from the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee has won the Scottish round of the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) qualifying them for the finals in London in December. Biotechnology YES is an innovative competition developed to raise awareness of the commercialisation of bioscience ideas among postgraduate students and postdoctoral scientists. This is the first time a Scottish team has made it through to the finals.
A new gene and the way it works has been identified as a factor in a skin disease which affects thousands of people in the UK.
An international research team led by Professor Irwin McLean at the University of Dundee found that the `p34 gene’ played a key role in causing the disease punctate PPK, which gives sufferers dots of hard, thickened skin which can cause pain and discomfort.