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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.

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Unravelling genome reprogramming during fertilisation

Scientists have never been certain how the half-genomes of the maternal egg cell and paternal sperm merge to form one human genome. Researchers this week described the enzyme SPRK1 as being critical to the process.

Interview with Dr Luigi Grassi, Informatics Scientist, AstraZeneca

I’m Luigi Grassi and I’m an Informatics Scientist at AstraZeneca. I’m responsible for designing and performing bioinformatical analyses of the […]

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? 

Microbial DNA in blood samples may reveal who has cancer, and which type

The study, published in Nature yesterday, may change how cancer is diagnosed, and shape our understanding of how cancer interacts with microbes.

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.

International Women’s Day 2020

Here at Front Line Genomics, we love to celebrate the contributions made to the field at our annual Festival of Genomics every January.

This year, we had over 120+ speakers and of which, 50% were women!

Three workers leave Biogen meeting testing positive for coronavirus

Three people who have attended a Biogen management meeting in Boston have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The meeting […]

CRUK funds development of POC blood-based brain cancer test

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has funded a project run by a team of researchers at the University of Bristol to […]