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Down the Rabbit Hole: Genetics and Obesity – Giles Yeo

Giles Yeo is a Principal Research Associate at MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit and the Scientific Director of the Genomics/Transcriptomics Core […]

Exploration of the genetic effects of Chernobyl radiation

Two landmark studies have harnessed the power of cutting-edge genomic tools to investigate the health effects of exposure to ionising […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Making better medicines – unlocking the promise of genomics for drug discovery

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, presenter Kat Arney finds out how researchers are unlocking the information hidden within […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Giving nature a helping hand – how humans are shaping species

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, presenter Kat Arney explores the impact that humans have had on the evolutionary […]

The genetics of miscarriage

1 in 8 pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Growing up I always assumed that having a miscarriage was rare and […]

New Genetic Loci Identified for Lewy Body Dementia

A recent study, published in Nature used Genome Wide Association Studies to identify new risk loci associated with Lewy Body […]

The evolution of DNA sequencing technologies

The order of nucleotides within a sequence of DNA is important. It underpins subsequent protein function and, in cases of […]

Genetically engineered probiotics

Advancements in the field of synthetic biology, genetic engineering and genome sequencing technologies have provided the opportunity to improve the […]

Computational Genetics: A Massive Step for Neuroscience

Complex brain disorders are highly heritable and largely polygenic. They arise from a complex combination of risk genes, found in […]

Genetic counsellors: The Charles Xaviers of our universe

“A genetic counsellor is like air conditioning. When you do not have it, you do not realise you are missing […]