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Genetic Association Study of Mild Covid-19 Reveals Protective Variants

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  A paper has been published in Nature Genetics exploring the genetic associations of mild […]

Variants in ACE2 and TMPRSS2 may explain genetic susceptibility towards COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that increased age and the presence of co-existing health conditions, such as cancer, cardiovascular, […]

A Spotlight On: Increasing Diversity in Genetics Studies – Karoline Kuchenbaecker

Karoline Kuchenbaecker, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at University College London, joins us to discuss her work to increase representation in […]

A Spotlight On Genetics and Drug Discovery – Erik Ingelsson

Erik Ingelsson (Senior Vice President of Genomic Sciences at GlaxoSmithKline) joins us to discuss the importance of genetics in drug […]

Unlocking the genetic mysteries enshrouding Parkinson’s Disease

Written by Aaron Khemchandani, Science Writer. For the first time, a team of Texas scientists have used a new functional […]

Arbitrary age limits on ALS genetic testing means many patients go missed

Written by Lauren Robertson, Science Writer. A new study in the journal Brain has found that as many as 98% […]

Rapid genetic screening in neurological disorders using CRISPR

Written by Liam Little, Science Writer A recent article, published in Nature Neuroscience, aimed to understand the emerging roles of […]

A Spotlight On: Variants of uncertain significance – Kimberly Gilmour

Kimberly Gilmour is Director of Laboratory Medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. She utilises next generation sequencing and […]

Lupus variants identified with whole-genome sequencing in Chinese patients

A new study has identified key rare variants in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a Chinese population for the first […]

Rare cases of high genetic mutation linked to fathers’ chemotherapy

A study published in Nature by scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and elsewhere, indicates that some rare cases of […]