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Eleven challenges in single-cell data science

Introduction: Single-cell sequencing technology has been advanced by the falling sequencing costs, a boom in microfluidics and combinatorial indexing strategies. […]

Inherited genes found to drive cancer metastasis

Metastasis occurs when the cancer cells escape the original tissue and establish new tissue elsewhere. Most cancer deaths are caused […]

Research shows gene associated with dementia doubles risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms

A study published this morning has revealed that having two copies of the e4 variant of the ApoE gene doubles […]

The disadvantages to integrating genomics into clinical trials

Last week, we wrote a blog post on the benefits of integrating genomics into clinical trials, such as improved methods […]

Ethical Piece: Eugenics and Where to Draw The Line

It all comes down to what decision is being made based upon a person’s genetics.

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 […]

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.