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Ethical Piece: Eugenics and Where to Draw The Line

It all comes down to what decision is being made based upon a person’s genetics.

Genetic map of eight psychiatric disorders released

Around 25% of the world is affected by a psychiatric disorder that can alter their behaviour, social relations and intellectual ability.

Alzheimer’s disease genetic research consortium launched in New York

The State University of New York (SUNY) is running the program with $20 million funding from the Empire State Development’s […]

Opinion: morally, is germline genome editing all that different to IVF?

Helen C. O’Neill has explored how the global reaction to the birth of genome-edited twins in 2018 echoed the condemnation […]

Snoring insights from the UK Biobank’s latest study

Even on Valentine’s Day the snoring of a sleeping companion, can be a hard habit to excuse. And, while a UK […]

Vaping and cigarette users share epigenetic hallmark

The epigenetics of people who use exclusively use vape pens versus cigarettes has been examined for the first time. Key […]

Interview with Dr Susie Cooke, Head of Medical Genomics at the Glasgow Precision Oncology Laboratory

Dr Susie Cooke is the Head of Medical Genomics at the Glasgow Precision Oncology Laboratory whose main interest is in facilitating the move of next-generation sequencing into the clinic to help cancer patients.

Interview with Arianne Shahvisi, Senior Lecturer in Ethics, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Arianne Shahvisi is a Senior Lecturer in Ethics at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. We managed to have a chat with Arianne ahead of her speaking at the Festival of Genomics, to get her take on the ‘coloniality’ of health and how the much-hyped advent of Whole Genome Sequencing might play a role in exasperating social injustices.