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“Our geneticist could only find three published articles about the GRIN1 gene at the time” – Interview with Jillian Hastings Ward, Chair of the Participant Panel at Genomics England

Jillian Hastings Ward is Chair of the Participant Panel at Genomics England. The Panel acts as an advisory body to the Genomics England board to ensure that the data collected by the 100,000 Genomes Project is being used for the best interests of the participants.

Opinion: We should increase education of genomics in our curriculum

Genomics is a hugely powerful tool and the general population should know about it!

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Stinky breath, superheroes and the ‘perfect genome’ – tackling myths and misconceptions about genomics

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, the Genetics Society podcast, Kat Arney takes a look at some of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding genomics and genetic tests. Are mutations always bad? If you’re more like your mum, does that mean you’ve inherited more of her genes? And is there such a thing as a perfect genome? 

CRUK funds development of POC blood-based brain cancer test

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has funded a project run by a team of researchers at the University of Bristol to […]

“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 […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Sheela Upadhyaya, NICE: The Role of NICE in Enabling Access to New Medicines

Associate Director – Highly Specialised Technologies, NICE Sheela Upadhyaya is currently the Associate Director of the Highly Specialised Technology program […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Clare Turnbull, QMUL, Genomics England: Precision Prevention For Cancer: Opportunities And Hype

Clare’s research has focused on identification and characterisation of heritable genetic factors associated with cancer. She leads the largest recruitment […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Christopher Watson, University of Leeds: Clinical applications of long-read sequencing

Dr Watson is a HCPC registered Clinical Scientist leading NHS research and development activities in the Translational Genomics Unit (a […]

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”.

Interview with Prof. Diana Baralle, Professor of Genomic Medicine, Honorary Consultant Clinical Genetics, University of Southampton

FLG: Can you introduce yourself and your work? I’m Diana Baralle, a clinical academic specialist in Clinical Genetics with an […]