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A Healthy Microbiome Buffers Against the Effect of Antibiotics

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Antibiotics are crucial treatments for bacterial infections. However, antibiotic exposure can lead to changes […]

International genomics study identifies emerging multidrug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae strain

Written by Miyako Rogers, Science Writer A new study published in The Lancet has used whole-genome analysis of Streptococcus pneumoniae […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: The Lung Microbiome – Aran Singanayagam, Imperial College London

Aran Singanayagam is an MRC Clinician Scientist, Group Leader at the Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection (CMBI) at Imperial […]

Banishing ‘One Size Fits All’ – Implementing Pharmacogenomics into the NHS

Written by Vered Smith, science writer  A report has been published by the Royal College of Physicians and the British […]

Sepsis-Associated Variants Integrated into Polygenic Risk Score

Written by Vered Smith, Science Writer  Researchers at the University of Michigan have published a study in PLOS ONE identifying […]

A Breath of Fresh Air in Microbiome Research

Over the past few decades, the microbiome has emerged as an exciting area of research. The microbiome is a known […]

Genomic signatures of pre-resistance in Tuberculosis

Researchers have conducted the largest population-level genomic analysis of M. tuberculosis to date, with a view to pre-empt the emergence of resistance. […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 4th December

Below, we have summarised some of the latest news and research across the genomics space – enjoy! Top stories from […]

Antimicrobial resistance: This is not just a phage

I worked at a pharmacy for over seven years. During that time, thousands of prescriptions for antibiotics came and went. […]

Mitochondrial DNA is released by cigarette smoke

In a recent study, researchers have discovered that mitochondrial DNA is released extracellularly upon exposure to cigarette smoke and in […]