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Opinion: We should increase education of genomics in our curriculum

Genomics is a hugely powerful tool and the general population should know about it!

Support for start-ups amidst the COVID-19 outbreak

Start ups and would-be entrepreneurs are likely worrying about the uncertain economy in the next few months. We have scoured the internet to try to bring you the latest information about the help and support available

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.

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.

SARS-CoV-2 assay cleared for clinical use in Singapore

Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority has authorised clinical use of a new test for SARS-CoV-2 according to the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR).

Thermo Fisher buys Qiagen

Thermo Fisher has agreed to buy Qiagen in an $11.5bn deal. 

Initiative to improve diagnosis of childhood viral lymphomas using liquid biopsy launched

Researchers hope that the effort will be able to validate liquid biopsy (LB) diagnostic methods for childhood lymphomas that are endemic in the region

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.