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The fundamental causes of human ageing explained

Natural selection favours fragile and unhealthy old age if it is due to mutations that are beneficial during childhood. As of 40-50 years of age, natural selection is blind because we have already passed on our genes, whether beneficial or not, to our descendants.

Key genes for disease

Scientists at the IBE find common features in genes associated with diseases. The study, published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, suggests a degree of biological importance in the genome depending on the linkage of genes to disease

Enrolment opened for the Graduate Diploma in Big Data Processing for Life Sciences

Enrolment is open for the Graduate Diploma in Big Data Processing for Life Sciences offered by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. This new programme will begin on 17 February and is offered in collaboration with several institutions, such as Fundació i2cat, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, IDIAP Jordi Gol, Consorci Hospitalari Parc Taulí and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG).