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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.

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 […]

First gene catalogue of human vaginal microbiome created

The catalogue, Human Vaginal Non-Redundant gene catalogue (VIRGO), has been released publicly and can be used to facilitate an in-depth understanding of how the vaginal micro-organisms affect women’s health

Does your microbiome give away your age?

A collaborative US and Chinese study has found that the microbial communities present on our skin and in our mouths can predict your age, within a margin of several years. Additionally, they found a loss of key bacterial species in older participants, suggesting a potential anti-aging target.

WhopperPhage – The huge virus with CRISPR components

Huge viruses with CRISPR-Cas and translational components have been described by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley – providing […]

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 David Weinkove, Durham University: What Genomics can do for Ageing

David has over 20 years’ experience using genetic-tractable model organisms to address fundamental questions in biology, using combined genetic and […]