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Million-Year-Old Mammoths, a Brand New Record for the Oldest Ancient DNA

The genomic sequencing of Mammoth teeth preserved in Eastern Siberian permafrost have produced the oldest ancient DNA on record. Genomic […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Sickness and susceptibility – the ancient war between genes and disease

Geneticist Dr Kat Arney takes a look at the ancient war between our genes and the pathogens that infect us, […]

Delving into the microbiome of Neanderthals

An international research group led by the University of Bologna have analysed the microbiome of Neanderthals and found bacteria that […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 9th January

Another week, another genomics week in brief – filled with the latest news and research from the genomics space. Top […]

Genetics Unzipped: Heat, Stick, Duplicate, Repeat – The Story Of The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Geneticist Dr Kat Arney in the latest episode of the Genetics Society’s Genetics Unzipped podcast, brings you the story and […]

ASHG Virtual Meeting 2020

Last week (27 – 30th October 2020), the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) hosted their annual meeting. The meeting […]

Interview with Arianne Shahvisi, Senior Lecturer in Ethics, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Arianne Shahvisi is a Senior Lecturer in Ethics at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. We managed to have a chat with Arianne ahead of her speaking at the Festival of Genomics, to get her take on the ‘coloniality’ of health and how the much-hyped advent of Whole Genome Sequencing might play a role in exasperating social injustices.

Filling the Gaps in the Human Genome

Completed 20 years ago this month, the Human Genome Project was a ground-breaking piece of research. However, it was far […]

Fish had the genes to adapt to life on land while they were still swimming the sea

In the 13th century, the Dutch poet Jacob van Maerlant envisioned a fish that had sprouted arms to lift itself […]

The Actual Martian: Colonising Mars

In 2015, Ridley Scott directed the film adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel The Martian. The story is ultimately about a […]