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Scientists reveal how the Dantu genetic blood variant helps protect against malaria

Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya, have revealed for […]

New International Consortium for Blood Genetics

A new international consortium of blood genetics has been created by a team at the University of Montreal. Unlike previous […]

New technology allows your smartphone to test your blood samples for DNA

A new technology has been developed that can use a smartphone to power a DNA detector for blood or urine […]

Microbial DNA in blood samples may reveal who has cancer, and which type

The study, published in Nature yesterday, may change how cancer is diagnosed, and shape our understanding of how cancer interacts with microbes.

CRUK funds development of POC blood-based brain cancer test

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has funded a project run by a team of researchers at the University of Bristol to […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Christopher Smither, CRUK: Exploiting Cell-Free DNA in Blood for Improved Treatment of Cancer

Chris has studied cancer genetics for the best part of ten years. Previously he studied the genetics and pharmacogenetics of […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 17th October

Another week of interesting and ground-breaking research, all brought to you in one place. Top stories from the past week […]

Shuttle up for some genomics in space

Space. A silent vacuum beyond the upper limits of Earth’s atmosphere, home to billions of galaxies within our universe. A […]

Genomic Epidemiology: The Modern-day Hunt for Malicious Microbes

In this new age of genomic epidemiology, so-called “Microbe Hunters” are combining whole genome sequencing technology with epidemiological data. This […]

HIV: origins, treatment and the continued stigma

The first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, died last week from a recurrence of leukaemia. His […]