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“We need to have resilience and tolerance for failure” – Interview with Guillermo Del Angel, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

FLG: Can you introduce yourself and your work? I’m Guillermo del Angel and I’m the Senior Director for Data Science […]

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 […]

WGS – The future of consumer genomics

With the falling cost of genome sequencing, it comes as no surprise that there is a growing interest in expanding the availability and accessibility of genomics via consumer testing. Now, Nebula Genomics has entered the market by launching a comprehensive at-home test that analyses the whole genome for just $299.

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 […]

Machine learning identifies epigenetic markers of Schizophrenia

We know from twin studies that Schizophrenia carries a 80% heritability risk, but haven’t yet managed to deduce exact genetic […]

Shareable Science: The genetics of coronavirus

In early December, an outbreak of respiratory illness was reported in Wuhan, China. Scientists quickly determined the sickness was caused by a new virus from the coronavirus family. In an attempt to limit the spread of the virus, China has reacted with transportation lockdowns and public health advisories.

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

Interview with Dr Michelle Krishnan, Translational Medicine Leader in Rare Diseases, Roche

Dr Michelle Krishnan is the Translational Medicine Leading in Rare Diseases at Roche where she focuses on developing transformative therapies […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Clare Turnbull, QMUL, Genomics England: Precision Prevention For Cancer: Opportunities And Hype

Clare’s research has focused on identification and characterisation of heritable genetic factors associated with cancer. She leads the largest recruitment […]

Interview with Dr Cecilia Domínquez Conde, Postdoctoral Fellow, Teichmann Lab, Wellcome Sanger Institute

Dr Cecilia Dominguez Conde is a postdoctoral fellow at the Teichmann Lab, Wellcome Sanger Institute. During her PhD, she discovered […]