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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.

Genetic map of eight psychiatric disorders released

Around 25% of the world is affected by a psychiatric disorder that can alter their behaviour, social relations and intellectual ability.

Opinion: morally, is germline genome editing all that different to IVF?

Helen C. O’Neill has explored how the global reaction to the birth of genome-edited twins in 2018 echoed the condemnation […]

“We are all billionaires in terms of our genome data” – Interview with Prof. Ernst Hafen, Professor of Systems Genetics, ETH Zurich

Professor Ernst Hafen is based at the Institute of Molecular Systems Biology at ETH Zurich. He studied the developmental and […]

Vaping and cigarette users share epigenetic hallmark

The epigenetics of people who use exclusively use vape pens versus cigarettes has been examined for the first time. Key […]

Shareable Science: The genetics of coronavirus

In early December, an outbreak of respiratory illness was reported in Wuhan, China. Scientists quickly determined the sickness was caused by a new virus from the coronavirus family. In an attempt to limit the spread of the virus, China has reacted with transportation lockdowns and public health advisories.

“We are starting to appreciate non-coding DNA” – Interview with Dr Sandra Smieszek, Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

FLG: Can you introduce yourself and your work? I’m Sandra Smieszek and I’m the Head of Genetics at Vanda Pharmaceuticals […]

RNA modification – a viral hideout

Scientists show how human metapneumonia (hMPV) virus exploits RNA modification to prevent host differentiation of self and non-self RNA, thereby […]

Interview with Dr Halima Moncrieffe, Assistant Professor, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Dr Halima Moncrieffe is an Assistant Professor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, ranked top 3 in the USA, where she combines genomics with immunology to understand medication response and disease etiology. Halima is an award-winning immunologist who’s ultimate goal is to move towards a cure for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, so children can live pain-free and to their full potential

FoG 2020 Presentation: Ernst Hafen, ETH Zurich: Data to the People – A Fair Citizen-Centered Health Data Ecosystem

Ernst Hafen, PhD, is a Professor of Systems Genetics at ETH Zurich (Institute of Molecular Systems Biology) and former President […]