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“Usually, you’re relatively alone in your rare disease community” – Interview with Shelley Simmonds, Patient Advocate for rare diseases

Shelley Simmonds is a patient advocate whose son has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne causes muscle weakening and wasting and is […]

“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 […]

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 […]

“We are all billionaires in terms of our genome data” – Interview with Prof. Ernst Hafen, Professor of Systems Genetics, ETH Zurich

Professor Ernst Hafen is based at the Institute of Molecular Systems Biology at ETH Zurich. He studied the developmental and […]

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 […]

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.

RNA modification – a viral hideout

Scientists show how human metapneumonia (hMPV) virus exploits RNA modification to prevent host differentiation of self and non-self RNA, thereby […]

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

FLG: Can you introduce yourself and your work at Roche? I am a Translational Medicine Leader in the Rare Diseases […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Michael Barnes, QMUL: RNA Sequencing and Machine Learning as Molecular Scalpels

Professor of Bioinformatics, Director, the Centre for Translational Bioinformatics, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London Co-Investigator, Health […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Cecile Zaouter, Devyser: Optimising Workflows For Routine Diagnostic Usage

Cécile is a Product Manager at Devyser, a Swedish medtech company specialising in easy-to-use diagnostic kits for complex DNA testing. […]