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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? 

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.

Enabling Precision medicine for everyone: New pharmacogenomics solution launched in the US

The PGx program is an industry-first solution that will protect patients from being prescribed ineffective or harmful drugs.

“We need to have resilience and tolerance for failure” – Interview with Guillermo Del Angel, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

FLG: Can you introduce yourself and your work? I’m Guillermo del Angel and I’m the Senior Director for Data Science […]

WGS – The future of consumer genomics

With the falling cost of genome sequencing, it comes as no surprise that there is a growing interest in expanding the availability and accessibility of genomics via consumer testing. Now, Nebula Genomics has entered the market by launching a comprehensive at-home test that analyses the whole genome for just $299.

“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 […]

Foundations for AI are “Critical” to our Continued Success – Interview with Dr Paul Agapow, AstraZeneca

FLG: Can you introduce yourself and your work? I am currently a Health Informatics Director at AstraZeneca. I started my […]

Interview with Dr Michelle Krishnan, Translational Medicine Leader in Rare Diseases, Roche

FLG: Can you introduce yourself and your work at Roche? I am a Translational Medicine Leader in the Rare Diseases […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Andy Brass, University of Manchester: Reshaping Health: Digital futures and reality

Andy Brass is Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Manchester. He has worked closely with Health Education England and […]

Coming of age? How to translate generation genome into clinical practice

Karen Lighting Jones, Head of Future Place at Roche. Back in 2016, Dame Sally Davies concluded her Chief Medical Officer annual report by saying “Genomics is not tomorrow, it’s here today. I believe genomic services should be available to more patients, whilst being a cost-effective service in the NHS”.