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Understanding genetic variation: An integrated personal and population-based Egyptian genome reference

The power of the Human Genome Project was its universality: one genome to represent all humankind. The next challenge is […]

COVID-19 clinical trials failing to enrol diverse populations

Despite global recognition that diversity within population studies is poor, clinical trials for current treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 still […]

Fast and Furious: A race to develop a vaccine

The development of a COVID-19 vaccine is critical to slow down the spread of the virus. However, the rapid race […]

How to: name a gene

A recent article in Nature Genetics has set out the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) guidelines for human gene nomenclature.  […]

Can the ‘common cold’ provide SARS-CoV-2 immunity?

A recent study suggests that infection from previous ‘common cold’ coronaviruses may provide some immunity to individuals exposed to SARS-CoV-2. The […]

Genetic risk for Alzheimer’s progression differs with sex

It is well documented that the genetic risk for Alzheimer’s has a sex bias. Sex bias in Alzheimer’s Carrying a […]

Webinar: Capture the dark genome – From repeat-expansions to CRISPR unintended mutations

Sequenced genomes retain a surprisingly large number of “dark” regions – sections that have proven difficult to characterise via short-read […]

Opinion: We should address genetic data governance as we fight to find a COVID-19 vaccine

As the world rushes to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, geneticists are looking at our genes to understand the variation […]

Support for start-ups amidst the COVID-19 outbreak

Start ups and would-be entrepreneurs are likely worrying about the uncertain economy in the next few months. We have scoured the internet to try to bring you the latest information about the help and support available

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 […]