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A Spotlight On: Genomics in Qatar – Said Ismail, Director of Qatar Genome

Said Ismail is the Director of Qatar Genome, a national programme trying to spearhead Qatar’s vision to become a pioneer […]

Californian biotech company claims $100 genome

California-based Ultima Genomics emerged from stealth mode on 31st May to announce a new high-throughput, low-cost sequencing platform that it […]

Exome sequencing in bipolar disorder identifies new risk gene

A study published in Nature Genetics from a consortium of researchers — the BipEx collaboration — is the largest whole-exome […]

Insights from Largest-Ever Tumour Genome Analysis Ready for Clinical Use

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  A study headed by Cambridge University scientists has conducted the largest whole-genome sequencing analysis […]

A History of Sequencing

Nucleic acid sequencing has become an integral part of modern biomedical research. The advances in sequencing technology, from its invention […]

Rapid Nanopore Sequencing Finds Disease-Causing Variants in Under 8 Hours

Written by Charlotte Harrison, science writer  Whole-genome sequencing can identify genetic variants that cause disease, but the time needed for […]

Genome Giants: Stephen Scherer, Director, The Centre for Applied Genomics, SickKids

Stephen Scherer is a Canadian scientist who founded Canada’s first human genome centre, the Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG) at […]

RNA sequencing detects fusion genes in childhood cancer

A new study, carried out by scientists from the Princess Máxima Centre, has shown that RNA sequencing can identify more […]

Genome Giants – Leroy Hood, Co-founder and Professor, Institute for Systems Biology

Leroy Hood is a pioneer of systems biology and Professor and Co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle. He […]

New DNA sequencing technique sets world record

A team from Stanford Medicine has set a Guinness World Record for the fastest time to sequence a whole genome. […]