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An opportunity to help in the fight against COVID-19

Cantor Bioconnect, in conjunction with the White House COVID-19 Task force, are calling for people diagnosed with the novel virus […]

Opinion: It’s not just what, it’s also who – potential causes of the drop in the DTC market

A recent survey evaluated the evolving public views on the value of their genetic data, and how they expect genomic databases to […]

Should We Sequence all Genomes at Birth and Make a National Database?

Some genetic variants only have weak associations with specific conditions or traits, making it difficult to predict how a child […]

Direct to consumer genetics – Whose data is it?

Many pharmaceutical companies are switching their focus to collecting, analysing and learning from large data sets. In fact, in early […]

6 Genomics Activities To Do With Kids

The Public Engagement team at The Wellcome Genome Campus has released some cool activities to do with the kids in their yougenome home pack!

Genetics Unzipped Podcast: Accidental Invention of Genetic Fingerprinting

Alec Jeffreys, a geneticist working at the University of Leicester, never intended to invent genetic fingerprinting. But at 9.05am on the morning of 10th September 1984, that’s exactly what he did.

How To: Choose Which Massively Parallel Sequencing Approach is Best For Your Needs

In our “Sequencing Buyers guide” written by David Smith, many commercial MPS platforms were reviewed with what they can be used for.

Shareable Science: Beyond the Blog COVID-19

In an effort to continue keeping the public informed about COVID-19, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has launched a series of educational videos to help separate fact from myth about the virus. 

Opinion: We should increase education of genomics in our curriculum

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

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?