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The Actual Martian: Colonising Mars

In 2015, Ridley Scott directed the film adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel The Martian. The story is ultimately about a […]

Genetics Unzipped: Heat, Stick, Duplicate, Repeat – The Story Of The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Geneticist Dr Kat Arney in the latest episode of the Genetics Society’s Genetics Unzipped podcast, brings you the story and […]

What is Non-Genetic Inheritance?

Epigenetic mechanisms are highly complex, diverse and often poorly understood. A recent study, published in Cell, discusses the diverse features […]

Off to a catalytic start: Enzymatic DNA synthesis

We all probably remember the enzyme kinetics graphs from school about optimal pH, temperature and substrate concentration in relation to […]

All Wales, All the way!

Megan Fealey, NovaSeq Implementation Lead, and Joseph Halstead, Bioinformatician, from All Wales Medical Genomics Service (AWMGS) joined us to discuss […]

Genetics of penicillin allergy

Researchers have reported the first robust piece of evidence for the role of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) gene HLA-B […]

Prioritising individuals with disease but low PRS for sequencing

A recent study, published in Genetics in Medicine, has found that prioritising individuals for sequencing who have disease but low […]

Distinct genetic alterations found in African American men with prostate cancer

Researchers have found that prostate cancer tumours from African American men harboured higher frequencies of distinct genetic alterations that may […]

ASHG Virtual Meeting 2020

Last week (27 – 30th October 2020), the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) hosted their annual meeting. The meeting […]

Clinical utility of exome sequencing in pregnancy loss

A recent study, published in Genetics in Medicine, has explored the clinical utility of exome sequencing for detecting monogenic aetiology […]