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A molecular connection between the gut microbiome, genetics and memory has been established

The role the microbiome plays in human health has long been studied, but recent studies have been elucidating that it […]

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.

Does your microbiome give away your age?

A collaborative US and Chinese study has found that the microbial communities present on our skin and in our mouths can predict your age, within a margin of several years. Additionally, they found a loss of key bacterial species in older participants, suggesting a potential anti-aging target.

WhopperPhage – The huge virus with CRISPR components

Huge viruses with CRISPR-Cas and translational components have been described by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley – providing […]

“We are starting to appreciate non-coding DNA” – Interview with Dr Sandra Smieszek, Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

FLG: Can you introduce yourself and your work? I’m Sandra Smieszek and I’m the Head of Genetics at Vanda Pharmaceuticals […]

Interview with Dr Halima Moncrieffe, Assistant Professor, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Dr Halima Moncrieffe is an Assistant Professor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, ranked top 3 in the USA, where she combines genomics with immunology to understand medication response and disease etiology. Halima is an award-winning immunologist who’s ultimate goal is to move towards a cure for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, so children can live pain-free and to their full potential

FoG 2020 Presentation Alfredo Iacoangeli: An International Effort in Establishing A Validated & Streamlined Approach to Studying The Genetic Basis of Complex Disorders

Alfredo is a post-doctoral researcher in Dobson’s group as part of a joint grant between the MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration […]

Interview with Dr Alfredo Iacoangeli, Principal Investigator, King’s College London

Dr Alfredo Iacoangeli is a post-doctoral researcher at King’s College London whose aim is the development of a high throughput gene, environment and epigenetics database and analysis system for international ALS research. We managed to have a chat with Alfredo ahead of him speaking at the Festival of Genomics about his work, and why he’s excited to be a part of the festival this year.

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.