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Opinion: We should increase education of genomics in our curriculum

Genomics is a hugely powerful tool and the general population should know about it!

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.

Initiative to improve diagnosis of childhood viral lymphomas using liquid biopsy launched

Researchers hope that the effort will be able to validate liquid biopsy (LB) diagnostic methods for childhood lymphomas that are endemic in the region

WGS – The future of consumer genomics

With the falling cost of genome sequencing, it comes as no surprise that there is a growing interest in expanding the availability and accessibility of genomics via consumer testing. Now, Nebula Genomics has entered the market by launching a comprehensive at-home test that analyses the whole genome for just $299.

Machine learning identifies epigenetic markers of Schizophrenia

We know from twin studies that Schizophrenia carries a 80% heritability risk, but haven’t yet managed to deduce exact genetic […]

Vaping and cigarette users share epigenetic hallmark

The epigenetics of people who use exclusively use vape pens versus cigarettes has been examined for the first time. Key […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Christopher Watson, University of Leeds: Clinical applications of long-read sequencing

Dr Watson is a HCPC registered Clinical Scientist leading NHS research and development activities in the Translational Genomics Unit (a […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Cecile Zaouter, Devyser: Optimising Workflows For Routine Diagnostic Usage

Cécile is a Product Manager at Devyser, a Swedish medtech company specialising in easy-to-use diagnostic kits for complex DNA testing. […]

Interview with Dr Alfredo Iacoangeli, Principal Investigator, King’s College London

Dr Alfredo Iacoangeli is a post-doctoral researcher at King’s College London whose aim is the development of a high throughput gene, environment and epigenetics database and analysis system for international ALS research. We managed to have a chat with Alfredo ahead of him speaking at the Festival of Genomics about his work, and why he’s excited to be a part of the festival this year.

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.