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“We are all billionaires in terms of our genome data” – Interview with Prof. Ernst Hafen, Professor of Systems Genetics, ETH Zurich

Professor Ernst Hafen is based at the Institute of Molecular Systems Biology at ETH Zurich. He studied the developmental and […]

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 […]

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.

RNA modification – a viral hideout

Scientists show how human metapneumonia (hMPV) virus exploits RNA modification to prevent host differentiation of self and non-self RNA, thereby […]

Interview with Dr Michelle Krishnan, Translational Medicine Leader in Rare Diseases, Roche

Dr Michelle Krishnan is the Translational Medicine Leading in Rare Diseases at Roche where she focuses on developing transformative therapies […]

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 Cecile Zaouter, Devyser: Optimising Workflows For Routine Diagnostic Usage

Cécile is a Product Manager at Devyser, a Swedish medtech company specialising in easy-to-use diagnostic kits for complex DNA testing. […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Arunas Leipus, Thermo Fisher: Advances in Library Preparation for Illumina Systems

Arunas Leipus, Senior Product Manager for NGS at Thermo Fisher presented at the Festival of Genomics 2020.

FoG 2020 Presentation Alfredo Iacoangeli: An International Effort in Establishing A Validated & Streamlined Approach to Studying The Genetic Basis of Complex Disorders

Alfredo is a post-doctoral researcher in Dobson’s group as part of a joint grant between the MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration […]

Coming of age? How to translate generation genome into clinical practice

Karen Lighting Jones, Head of Future Place at Roche. Back in 2016, Dame Sally Davies concluded her Chief Medical Officer annual report by saying “Genomics is not tomorrow, it’s here today. I believe genomic services should be available to more patients, whilst being a cost-effective service in the NHS”.