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Why labs are printing the coronavirus genome

The world is struggling to contain the new coronavirus outbreak. But thanks to new genetic material sequencing and synthesis technology, […]

Developing the NHS Genomic Medicine Service: Underpinning precision medicine

This talk was recorded at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford on 28th November 2019. Professor Dame Sue Hill OBE […]

Genetics Unzipped Podcast: Accidental Invention of Genetic Fingerprinting

Alec Jeffreys, a geneticist working at the University of Leicester, never intended to invent genetic fingerprinting. But at 9.05am on the morning of 10th September 1984, that’s exactly what he did.

How To: Choose Which Massively Parallel Sequencing Approach is Best For Your Needs

In our “Sequencing Buyers guide” written by David Smith, many commercial MPS platforms were reviewed with what they can be used for.

Unravelling genome reprogramming during fertilisation

Scientists have never been certain how the half-genomes of the maternal egg cell and paternal sperm merge to form one human genome. Researchers this week described the enzyme SPRK1 as being critical to the process.

Shareable Science: COVID-19 Q&A Session

As headlines trumpet the continued spread of COVID-19, the wall-to-wall coverage has generated a secondary outbreak of breathless hype, misinformation and anxiety.

“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 […]

FDA releases list of evidence-based pharmacogenetic variants

Pharmacogenetics (PGx) is the study of how an individual’s genetic makeup affects their drug response and metabolism. An understanding of PGx could help clinicians make prescribing decisions and has the potential to be implemented in routine care worldwide. PGx has understandably been gaining traction and support, with pharmacogenomic elements being implemented into many international Genomic studies.

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 […]