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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.

“We need to have resilience and tolerance for failure” – Interview with Guillermo Del Angel, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

FLG: Can you introduce yourself and your work? I’m Guillermo del Angel and I’m the Senior Director for Data Science […]

Alzheimer’s disease genetic research consortium launched in New York

The State University of New York (SUNY) is running the program with $20 million funding from the Empire State Development’s […]

FDA releases list of evidence-based pharmacogenetic variants

Pharmacogenetics (PGx) is the study of how an individual’s genetic makeup affects their drug response and metabolism. An understanding of PGx could help clinicians make prescribing decisions and has the potential to be implemented in routine care worldwide. PGx has understandably been gaining traction and support, with pharmacogenomic elements being implemented into many international Genomic studies.

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.

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 […]

“We are starting to appreciate non-coding DNA” – Interview with Dr Sandra Smieszek, Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

FLG: Can you introduce yourself and your work? I’m Sandra Smieszek and I’m the Head of Genetics at Vanda Pharmaceuticals […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Neil Walker, NIHR BioResource: How to add NHS data to a research project

Neil Walker is IT Lead at the NIHR BioResource, a richly phenotyped and genotyped panel of participants who can be […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Michael Barnes, QMUL: RNA Sequencing and Machine Learning as Molecular Scalpels

Professor of Bioinformatics, Director, the Centre for Translational Bioinformatics, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London Co-Investigator, Health […]

FoG 2020 Presentation: Ernst Hafen, ETH Zurich: Data to the People – A Fair Citizen-Centered Health Data Ecosystem

Ernst Hafen, PhD, is a Professor of Systems Genetics at ETH Zurich (Institute of Molecular Systems Biology) and former President […]