Biotechnology is a broad discipline in which biological processes, organisms, cells or cellular components are exploited to develop new technologies. New tools and products developed by biotechnologists are useful in research, agriculture, industry and the clinic.


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  • News and Views |

    Therapeutic efficacy in inflammatory diseases is hampered by disease complexity. A monoclonal antibody that neutralizes IL-1R3, the common co-receptor of most inflammatory IL-1 cytokines, opens up new perspectives in effective disease management.

    • Diana Boraschi
    • , Ron N. Apte
    •  & Michael U. Martin
  • News and Views |

    Far from being junk DNA, the pervasive retrotransposons that populate the genome have a powerful capacity to influence genes and chromatin. A new study demonstrates how the transcription of one such element, HERV-H, can modify the higher-order 3D structure of chromatin during early primate development.

    • Michael I. Robson
    •  & Stefan Mundlos
  • Editorial |

    For genomics to fulfil its potential of improving human health, diversity and inclusion must be recognized as essential catalysts of research success.