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Down the Rabbit Hole: Cloning and all things Dolly the Sheep – Bill Ritchie

Bill Ritchie is a retired embryologist who carried out the cloning procedure that led to the creation of Dolly the […]

The progress of NGS platforms

It has been over 30 years since the first generation of DNA sequencing technology was developed in 1977. Since then, […]

A brief history of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Since the discovery of the basic double-helix structure of DNA In the 1950’s, scientists have devoted a huge amount of […]

Sample Preparation for NGS – A Comprehensive Guide

Introduction Sample preparation is the process of getting DNA ready for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). This requires a few steps… […]

Rapid Whole-Genome Sequencing-Informed Precision Medicine for Critically Ill Children by Stephen F. Kingsmore

At the Festival of Genomics and Biodata 2021, we were joined by Stephen F. Kingsmore (President and CEO, Rady Children’s […]

WINGS: New genetics service takes flight

A new genetics service known as WINGS (Wales Infants’ and Children’s Genome Service) was launched last week. The service aims […]

Data shows incidental findings most frequent in cancer risk genes

A study using Electronic Medical Records and Genomics Network have tracked the frequency and type of secondary or incidental findings […]

“Our geneticist could only find three published articles about the GRIN1 gene at the time” – Interview with Jillian Hastings Ward, Chair of the Participant Panel at Genomics England

Jillian Hastings Ward is Chair of the Participant Panel at Genomics England. The Panel acts as an advisory body to the Genomics England board to ensure that the data collected by the 100,000 Genomes Project is being used for the best interests of the participants.

FoG 2020 Presentation Rona Strawbridge, University of Glasgow: Genetics of suicidal behaviour: novel findings, relation to psychiatric disorders and impact on completed suicid

Since completing my PhD, I have been using genetics to try to understand complex diseases. Much of my career has […]

Vulnerable genes may combat antibiotic resistance

Target-based antibiotics act on the products of essential genes but rarely result in bacterial death. A new study published in […]