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A History of Sequencing

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

Genetic Association Study of Mild Covid-19 Reveals Protective Variants

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  A paper has been published in Nature Genetics exploring the genetic associations of mild […]

Do Some Smokers Develop Genetic Defences Against Lung Cancer?

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, but only a minority of […]

Commercial Genomic Services

As sequencing becomes easier and cheaper, and everyday people become more aware about genomics and their health, capitalism will strike […]

Entire Human Genome Sequenced for the First Time

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  A paper published in Science presented the sequencing of the entire human genome, including […]

Liquid Biopsy – Key Insights

One of the most exciting applications of cancer genomics is the development of liquid biopsies. By measuring circulating tumour cells […]

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 […]

‘Biohackers’ and DIY Gene Therapy

Two things that have defined the 21st century are genomics and the internet. Through a combination of these has emerged […]

What’s the Best Way to Deliver Prime Editing?

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Prime editing is a new type of genome editing technology. It essentially builds on […]

Genetics Unzipped Podcast: Introducing exosomes – exciting ideas for biological mailbags

In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, sponsored by Lonza, we’re unpacking one of the hottest new areas […]