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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 […]

An up-close view of HIV

Researchers have recreated the first steps of infection by HIV in a test tube, providing an up-close access to the […]

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 […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Stinky breath, superheroes and the ‘perfect genome’ – tackling myths and misconceptions about genomics

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?