What is gene therapy? Given the hype around gene therapy and the recent approvals for use, everyone has heard or […]
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.
In 2015, Ridley Scott directed the film adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel The Martian. The story is ultimately about a […]
The UK Government have announced a £33.6 million investment backing studies in partnership with Imperial College London, hVIVO and the […]
The largest ever survey looking at global public perceptions of genomic data sharing suggests that more work is needed to […]
An international commission has stated that we need more research before gene editing can be used in babies and for […]
With the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) held a three-day virtual event […]
“Genomics is crowding out ways of reducing inequality” is just one of the overarching messages of the latest report by […]
In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, the Genetics Society podcast, Kat Arney takes a look at some of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding genomics and genetic tests. Are mutations always bad? If you’re more like your mum, does that mean you’ve inherited more of her genes? And is there such a thing as a perfect genome?
Shelley Simmonds is a patient advocate whose son has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne causes muscle weakening and wasting and is […]