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An impact study on the rare disease community: a call to action

Jo Balfour, one of the founding members and current Operations Manager at Cambridge Rare Disease Network (CRDN), has collaborated with […]

The impact of COVID-19 on the rare disease community

For the last few weeks, we have been covering COVID-related stories, from the sequencing of the virus, the research efforts, […]

“Usually, you’re relatively alone in your rare disease community” – Interview with Shelley Simmonds, Patient Advocate for rare diseases

Shelley Simmonds is a patient advocate whose son has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne causes muscle weakening and wasting and is […]

5 recommendations for improving rigour and reproducibility in single-cell genomics

An opinion article by Greg Gibson of the Georgia Institute of Technology, published in PLOS Genetics offers suggestions for improving […]

Understanding the evolution of genome architecture across species

Written by Poppy Jayne Morgan A new study published in BMC biology is unravelling the mystery of genome architecture. Gene […]

Bacteria Linked to Prostate Cancer Could Be a New Disease Biomarker

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Finding biomarkers in the urine of patients with aggressive prostate cancer would help identify […]

A Healthy Microbiome Buffers Against the Effect of Antibiotics

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Antibiotics are crucial treatments for bacterial infections. However, antibiotic exposure can lead to changes […]

‘Biohackers’ and DIY Gene Therapy

Two things that have defined the 21st century are genomics and the internet. Through a combination of these has emerged […]

A Spotlight On: Genetic Counsellors and Adapting Services – Beth Coad, Principal Genetic Counsellor

Beth Coad is a Principal Genetic Counsellor at St George’s Hospital in London. She is also a part-time Honorary Clinical […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Space research and Project Maleth – Joseph Borg, Associate Professor, University of Malta

Joseph Borg is an Associate Professor at the University of Malta and the Project Lead of the Maleth Program and […]