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International Women’s Day 2020

Here at Front Line Genomics, we love to celebrate the contributions made to the field at our annual Festival of Genomics every January.

This year, we had over 120+ speakers and of which, 50% were women!

Shareable Science: What the “wellderly” can teach us about the genetics of healthy aging

Aging affects everyone, right down to our genetic core, but there’s plenty of evidence showing that each individual experiences the effects of age differently. As it turns out, some people are predisposed to a less disruptive (a kinder, gentler) aging process. New research hopes to uncover why that is.

Shareable Science: The genetics of coronavirus

In early December, an outbreak of respiratory illness was reported in Wuhan, China. Scientists quickly determined the sickness was caused by a new virus from the coronavirus family. In an attempt to limit the spread of the virus, China has reacted with transportation lockdowns and public health advisories.

FoG 2020 Presentation Arianne Shahvisi Brighton & Sussex Medical School: Race, genealogy, and justice

Arianne Shahvisi is a philosopher with diverse research interests in applied ethics, the philosophy of science, and social epistemology. Her […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Andy Brass, University of Manchester: Reshaping Health: Digital futures and reality

Andy Brass is Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Manchester. He has worked closely with Health Education England and […]

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.