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Genomics: repairing public trust

The term “genomics” was first coined in 1986 by Tom Roderick, a geneticist from The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, […]

Round-up: COVID-19 September 2020

As we fast approach winter, concerns about how the COVID-19 virus will spread during these cold months have heightened. Last […]

Data sharing at risk due to lack of public trust

The largest ever survey looking at global public perceptions of genomic data sharing suggests that more work is needed to […]

Podcast: The Future of Cancer: How Genomics is Transforming Research and Treatment for All

In the latest episode of the Genetics Society’s ‘Genetics Unzipped’ podcast, sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Geneticist Dr Kat Arney […]

A modern Egyptian: the first comprehensive Egyptian reference genome

The true value of genomics can only be unravelled with true population-scale sequencing. Understanding genomic variation across populations will help […]

Young people can make informed decisions about genome sequencing

A recent study, published in the European Journal of Medical Genetics, has explored the understanding, attitudes and involvement in decision-making […]

African genomics needed for genetic medicine

As part of the 20th anniversary of Nature Reviews Genetics, Professor Ambroise Wonkam from the University of Cape Town has […]

Mathematical model predicts tumour evolution

Researchers from Barts Cancer Institute and The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) London have developed a computational model that maps […]

New hope for children and young people with cancer

September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) which takes place every year to increase awareness of cancer in children and […]

Novel statistical test for interpreting pathogenicity of rare variants

Researchers have developed a novel statistical test to interpret the pathogenicity of rare variants and accurately distinguish between benign and […]