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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 […]

Continuomics and the future of clinical trials

“No decision about me, without me” was to be the new standard of thinking for a more patient-centric NHS future, […]

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

Following on from our post on Direct to consumer genetics – Whose data is it?, we are exploring user views on the […]

Healthcare Careers in Genomics

Find our helpful guide below on what different roles are available within the healthcare setting

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 […]

“Our geneticist could only find three published articles about the GRIN1 gene at the time” – Interview with Jillian Hastings Ward, Chair of the Participant Panel at Genomics England

Jillian Hastings Ward is Chair of the Participant Panel at Genomics England. The Panel acts as an advisory body to the Genomics England board to ensure that the data collected by the 100,000 Genomes Project is being used for the best interests of the participants.

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? 

CRUK funds development of POC blood-based brain cancer test

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has funded a project run by a team of researchers at the University of Bristol to […]

“We are all billionaires in terms of our genome data” – Interview with Prof. Ernst Hafen, Professor of Systems Genetics, ETH Zurich

Professor Ernst Hafen is based at the Institute of Molecular Systems Biology at ETH Zurich. He studied the developmental and […]