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World of Genomics: Australia

Known for wild landscapes and distinctive wildlife, Australia is one of the largest countries in the world. Australia has a […]

Californian biotech company claims $100 genome

California-based Ultima Genomics emerged from stealth mode on 31st May to announce a new high-throughput, low-cost sequencing platform that it […]

Commercial Genomic Services

As sequencing becomes easier and cheaper, and everyday people become more aware about genomics and their health, capitalism will strike […]

Liquid Biopsy – Key Insights

One of the most exciting applications of cancer genomics is the development of liquid biopsies. By measuring circulating tumour cells […]

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 […]

Impact of Next-Generation Sequencing for Lung Cancer Patients in East Asia

Written by Sharmin Begum, science writer  Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) strategies were compared in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer […]

Moving Polygenic Risk Scores into the Clinic

Genetic testing is widely used to diagnose monogenic diseases that are caused by mutations in a single gene, such as […]

A Spotlight On: Genetic Counsellors and Adapting Services – Beth Coad, Principal Genetic Counsellor

Beth Coad is a Principal Genetic Counsellor at St George’s Hospital in London. She is also a part-time Honorary Clinical […]

Should COVID-19 Vaccines be Prioritized Based on Genetics?

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer  Evidence suggests that a person’s genetic make-up may be at least partly responsible for […]

The Changing Face of Newborn Screening

When a child is born, they typically undergo routine screening to check that they are healthy. In most countries, this […]