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ACMG Meeting 2021

This week (13th-16th April 2021), the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) hosted its Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting. […]

A well camouflaged zebra

For my undergraduate research project, I studied a rare neurological disease known as Landau-Kleffner Syndrome. It was then that I […]

20 Years since the Human Genome Project: What comes next?

The Human Genome Project Published 20 years ago, the first drafts of the human genome opened the doors to a […]

More Diverse Vaccine Trials Fail To Address Systemic Racism

The highly uneven, racialised impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are well documented. In the US, Black and Latinx people are […]

Improving polygenic risk scores

Existing genome-wide association studies have been predominantly conducted in individuals of European descent. In turn, this has limited the transferability […]

Largest ever GWAS of Alzheimer’s disease

The results from the largest GWAS of Alzheimer’s disease have been released as preprint in medRxiv. These findings have implicated […]

ASHG Virtual Meeting 2020

Last week (27 – 30th October 2020), the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) hosted their annual meeting. The meeting […]

Indigenous Genomic Data Needed for Equitable Expanded Carrier Screening:

Pre-conception Expanded Carrier Screening is a technology that uses whole genome sequencing to screen prospective parents as potential carriers of […]

Genome UK: The future of healthcare

Genome UK The UK has launched its new National Genomic Healthcare Strategy, with the goal of cementing its status as […]

A modern Egyptian: the first comprehensive Egyptian reference genome

The true value of genomics can only be unravelled with true population-scale sequencing. Understanding genomic variation across populations will help […]