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Interview with Dr Luigi Grassi, Informatics Scientist, AstraZeneca

I’m Luigi Grassi and I’m an Informatics Scientist at AstraZeneca. I’m responsible for designing and performing bioinformatical analyses of the […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Stinky breath, superheroes and the ‘perfect genome’ – tackling myths and misconceptions about genomics

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, the Genetics Society podcast, Kat Arney takes a look at some of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding genomics and genetic tests. Are mutations always bad? If you’re more like your mum, does that mean you’ve inherited more of her genes? And is there such a thing as a perfect genome? 

Transforming R&D with Data

With the cost of developing a drug doubling every 9 years, the pharma business model will soon become largely unsustainable. […]

Microbial DNA in blood samples may reveal who has cancer, and which type

The study, published in Nature yesterday, may change how cancer is diagnosed, and shape our understanding of how cancer interacts with microbes.

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.

Three workers leave Biogen meeting testing positive for coronavirus

Three people who have attended a Biogen management meeting in Boston have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The meeting […]

Providing Information And Support to Families Affected by Rare Genetic Diseases – Interview with Arti Patel, Unique

Arti Patel is an Information Officer at Unique, where she acts as the first point of contact on the helpline […]

Genetic sequencing of novel coronavirus indicates “undetected spread” in the US

Recent analysis of the genetic sequence of the coronavirus has indicated that the infection may have spread further than we realised. 

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.

“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 […]