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Interview with Dr Rona Strawbridge, UKRI Innovation

Dr Rona Strawbridge has been using genetics to try to understand complex diseases, who’s work has focused much on obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and more recently serious mental illness. We managed to have a chat with Rona ahead of her speaking at the Festival of Genomics about her work and why she’s excited to be speaking at the festival this year.

Interview with Dr Susie Cooke, Head of Medical Genomics at the Glasgow Precision Oncology Laboratory

Dr Susie Cooke is the Head of Medical Genomics at the Glasgow Precision Oncology Laboratory whose main interest is in facilitating the move of next-generation sequencing into the clinic to help cancer patients.

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.

Interview with Rory Collins, Principal Investigator and Chief Executive of UK Biobank

Rory Collins, Principal Investigator and Chief Executive of UK Biobank leads this landmark project. We talk to him about some of the research outcomes from UK Biobank, and why he’s excited to be speaking at the Festival of Genomics this January.

Genomic Epidemiology: The Modern-day Hunt for Malicious Microbes

In this new age of genomic epidemiology, so-called “Microbe Hunters” are combining whole genome sequencing technology with epidemiological data. This […]

The Genetics Podcast: Making the UK a World Leader in Health Data Science

In the most recent episode of The Genetics Podcast, Patrick Short, CEO of Sano Genetics interviews Caroline Cake, CEO of […]

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 […]

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 […]

How will genetic technologies change reproductive decision-making?

An article published in the European Journal of Human Genetics has explored views on how new genetic technologies may change […]

Progress in the GenOMICC COVID-19 study

Genomics England Chief Scientist, Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, recently joined BBC Radio 4 to discuss the progress of the GenOMICC […]