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Genetics Unzipped podcast: A brief history of CRISPR – how we learned to edit the genome

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, presenter Kat Arney takes a look at the history of gene editing, from […]

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 […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Genes and vaccines – the story of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

Genetics Unzipped, the podcast from the Genetics Society, is back for 2021 with a new series of stories from the […]

A New Genetic Link to Childhood Asthma

Asthma with severe exacerbation is the most common reason for the hospitalisation of young children. These exacerbations are generally triggered […]

Down syndrome: New genetic approaches

A recent review, published in Cell, has examined the lessons learned from model systems and has explored emerging methods for […]

Scientists reveal how the Dantu genetic blood variant helps protect against malaria

Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya, have revealed for […]

Genetic modifiers impact long-term survival in sickle cell anaemia

A study published in Clinical and Translational Medicine, has assessed whole-exome sequencing data from sickle cell anaemia patients to identify […]

Opinion: We should address genetic data governance as we fight to find a COVID-19 vaccine

As the world rushes to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, geneticists are looking at our genes to understand the variation […]

MicroRNAs: The cast-off genetic material with the potential to fight diseases

This is a summary of an article written by Alice Godden originally published on TheConversation. Of the nearly 3 billion […]

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.