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A look inside a rapid exome sequencing lab

The ability to sequence a patient’s genome can be an invaluable tool in healthcare, especially as we move towards more […]

Inherited genes found to drive cancer metastasis

Metastasis occurs when the cancer cells escape the original tissue and establish new tissue elsewhere. Most cancer deaths are caused […]

Research shows gene associated with dementia doubles risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms

A study published this morning has revealed that having two copies of the e4 variant of the ApoE gene doubles […]

Study finds host factors influence COVID-19 clinical outcome more than viral variation

A recent study has found that host factors seem to influence the disease outcomes in COVID-19 patients more than viral […]

Researchers have rapidly reconstructed the SARS-CoV-2 virus using synthetic genomics

Swiss and German researchers have developed a yeast-based synthetic genomics platform that can rapidly reconstruct diverse RNA viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, […]

Genomics against COVID-19: A summary

Last week, we asked the genomics community how they were shifting their focus to help fight the novel coronavirus. We […]

Gene therapy: The what, the how and the ethics

What is gene therapy? Given the hype around gene therapy and the recent approvals for use, everyone has heard or […]

“We need to have resilience and tolerance for failure” – Interview with Guillermo Del Angel, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

FLG: Can you introduce yourself and your work? I’m Guillermo del Angel and I’m the Senior Director for Data Science […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Clare Turnbull, QMUL, Genomics England: Precision Prevention For Cancer: Opportunities And Hype

Clare’s research has focused on identification and characterisation of heritable genetic factors associated with cancer. She leads the largest recruitment […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Christopher Watson, University of Leeds: Clinical applications of long-read sequencing

Dr Watson is a HCPC registered Clinical Scientist leading NHS research and development activities in the Translational Genomics Unit (a […]