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Discovery of hypercompact CasΦ protein sparks excitement in genetic engineering potential

Since the discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 system in 2012, the potential of editing genes for improved agricultural output and treatment […]

How will genetic technologies change reproductive decision-making?

An article published in the European Journal of Human Genetics has explored views on how new genetic technologies may change […]

Biohacking by mail order: Reckless or educational?

  This article has been written by our guest contributor, Alice Godden. Image credit: Freepik.com In this short feature, I […]

Ethical Piece: Eugenics and Where to Draw The Line

It all comes down to what decision is being made based upon a person’s genetics.

Shareable Science: COVID-19 Q&A Session

As headlines trumpet the continued spread of COVID-19, the wall-to-wall coverage has generated a secondary outbreak of breathless hype, misinformation and anxiety.

Heterochromatin-dependent processes contribute to fungal resistance

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have identified how fungal resistance to drugs develops. Originally, researchers thought that only mutations […]

Researchers have characterised and analysed the unique architecture of the largest and most complex CRISPR-Cas system known to date

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) have characterised and analysed the unique architecture of one of the most complex […]

Synthetic biology in the fight against COVID-19

On Thursday 18th June at 4pm BST/ 11am EST, Front Line Genomics is bringing you an interactive discussion from global […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Andrew Bassett, Wellcome Sanger: Editing the genome of human iPS cells

Andrew leads the Human Gene Editing R&D group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.  After obtaining his PhD at the MRC-LMB […]

Interview with Arianne Shahvisi, Senior Lecturer in Ethics, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

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.