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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 […]

A call for health equity for all

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has released its inaugural Cancer Disparities Progress Report, which aims to raise awareness […]

GTEx project sheds light on gene expression

Scientists from the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project have completed a range of studies documenting how small changes in the DNA […]

Oncogenic mutational processes differ between sexes

A recent pan-cancer analysis has uncovered sex differences in oncogenic mutational processes.  Cancer sex disparities Disparities between sexes have been […]

Let’s talk about colon cancer

The recent passing of actor and role model, Chadwick Boseman, from colon cancer has shocked the nation. This shock seems […]

Human Genome Project: Triumph or failure?

It has been 20 years since the first draft of the human genome was unveiled. The ambitious project to sequence […]

Fast and Furious: A race to develop a vaccine

The development of a COVID-19 vaccine is critical to slow down the spread of the virus. However, the rapid race […]

Research shows gene associated with dementia doubles risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms

A study published this morning has revealed that having two copies of the e4 variant of the ApoE gene doubles […]