Gene Editing in Human Embryos May Be ‘Morally Permissible’
Gene Editing in Human Embryos May Be ‘Morally Permissible’
Gene Editing in Human Embryos May Be ‘Morally Permissible’
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has concluded that using gene editing tools on human embryos, sperm, or eggs for heritable gene editing could be ‘morally permissible’ in some cases.
Gene Editing in Human Embryos May Be ‘Morally Permissible’
AI Drug Discovery Startup Verge Genomics Raises $32 Million
AI Drug Discovery Startup Verge Genomics Raises $32 Million
AI Drug Discovery Startup Verge Genomics Raises $32 Million
Verge Genomics, the drug discovery startup we recently featured in our Top 5 Startups Disrupting Healthcare, has raised $32 million in Series A financing. 
AI Drug Discovery Startup Verge Genomics Raises $32 Million
Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?
Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?
Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?
We are seeking to explore the true story of AI: where are we now, what do we need to overcome, and how should we integrate this technology within the genomics sphere?
Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?
Electrical Fields Speed Up Gene Editing
Electrical Fields Speed Up Gene Editing
Electrical Fields Speed Up Gene Editing
Researchers have demonstrated a novel gene editing approach using electrical fields that could greatly reduce the time it takes to precisely edit DNA in cells.
Electrical Fields Speed Up Gene Editing
Tumour Genome Evolution: A New Perspective
Tumour Genome Evolution: A New Perspective
Tumour Genome Evolution: A New Perspective
Natural selection shapes genomes to evolve and to adapt but, are the rules of natural selection also applying to cancer genome evolution? Researchers suggest negative selection acting on cancer-essential genes plays a more important role than previously anticipated. 
Tumour Genome Evolution: A New Perspective

Breaking News

Electrical Fields Speed Up Gene Editing

Researchers have demonstrated a novel gene editing approach using electrical fields that could greatly reduce the time it takes to precisely edit DNA in cells.

Tumour Genome Evolution: A New Perspective

Natural selection shapes genomes to evolve and to adapt but, are the rules of natural selection also applying to cancer genome evolution? Researchers suggest negative selection acting on cancer-essential genes plays a more important role than previously anticipated. 

New Method Identifies the Proteins That Unpack DNA

A new method makes it possible to systematically identify specialised proteins that unpack DNA inside the nucleus of a cell, making the usually dense DNA more accessible for gene expression and other functions.

Magazines and Educational Guides

Gene Editing 101: 2018 Edition

Free download: This guide will discuss the gene editing tools currently available and how they can be used to manipulate genomic sequences, as well as the real world applications that put these tools to use.

Cancer Genomics 101: 2018 Edition

Free download: This guide is intended to help you understand how cancers can develop in the body and what forms they can take, as well as taking you through the medical processes of diagnosis and treatment.

Drug Development 101: 2018 Edition

Free download: In this guide, we discuss the challenges involved in lead generation and preclinical development, what factors need to be considered during clinical trials, and how genomics has started to change the way we approach drug design.

The Genome Spot / Webinars

VirION: Towards Long-Read Viral Metagenomics

The study of viral ecology is taking major leaps forward with the use of long-read sequencing and viral metagenomics. On this webinar we discuss how MinION technology is bringing scientists closer to high-throughput single-virus genomics from environmental samples.

Drowning in TCGA Data: How to Keep Your Head Above Water

To fully benefit from the vast quantities of data from TCGA, tools for easy data visualisation and analysis must be developed for use of the non-computational scientist. Our panel of experts discuss TCGA data and the tools needed to make sense of it.

Opinions

Young Blood: Magic or Medicine?

Recent scientific studies have claimed that transfusions of blood from teenagers can help delay or reverse the ageing process. Do they stack up?

Educate Yourself

Making Pregnancy Safer

Non-Invasive Pre-Natal Testing (NIPT) has the potential of bringing safer pregnancy testing to the wider NHS, but not without its challenges.

65 Years of DNA

Happy DNA Day! To celebrate, we’ve put together a timeline of some of the major events that have happened in genomics since 1953 – See how far we’ve come!

Front Line Genomics Exclusives

Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?

We are seeking to explore the true story of AI: where are we now, what do we need to overcome, and how should we integrate this technology within the genomics sphere?

Shifting the Patient Paradigm

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has embarked on a novel program to leverage traditional and emerging genomic technologies, in the search for answers for undiagnosed patients. 

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Blog

Weekend Reads

This week: Are we really running out of data storage? And can a deadly infection be genetic? You’ll also get a list of must-reads this summer… 

Weekend Reads

This week: Reversed ageing, pig organs, the future of humankind and citizen scientists using genetics to solve past crimes. 

Weekend Reads

This week: Consider how your DNA could make you less secure, learn about how a controversial doctor from Massachusetts General Hospital is helping to improve diabetes treatment, and get all the details of the next big Hacakthon in San Francisco!