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31 March 2020

Should We Sequence all Genomes at Birth and Make a National Database?

In November 2019, the United Kingdom’s health secretary announced a plan to sequence the genome of every baby born in an NHS hospital starting with 20,000 children. Hancock promised that the whole genome sequencing will ensure that every child receives predictive, preventive and personalised healthcare. Needless to say, if this were to be rolled out nationally, it would be an ethical minefield!

31 March 2020

6 Genomics Activities To Do With Kids

With the Easter holidays coming up, people would have already been thinking about activities to do with the kids. Then the coronavirus pandemic came along and meant that the kids are now home much longer than expected.
If you are interested in doing some educational activities with your kids, why not teach them a bit about genetics and genomics while you are at it?

25 March 2020

Shareable Science: Beyond the Blog COVID-19

In an effort to continue keeping the public informed about COVID-19, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has launched a series of educational videos to help separate fact from myth about the virus. 

24 March 2020

Support For Start-Ups Amidst the COVID-19 Outbreak

Start ups and would-be entrepreneurs are likely worrying about the uncertain economy in the next few months. We have scoured the internet to try to bring you the latest information about the help and support available

18 March 2020

Unravelling Genome Reprogramming During Fertilisation

Scientists have never been certain how the half-genomes of the maternal egg cell and paternal sperm merge to form one human genome. Researchers this week described the enzyme SPRK1 as being critical to the process.

10 March 2020

Shareable Science: COVID-19 Q&A Session

As headlines trumpet the continued spread of COVID-19, the wall-to-wall coverage has generated a secondary outbreak of breathless hype, misinformation and anxiety.

9 March 2020

International Women’s Day 2020

  In light of International Women’s day yesterday, we are starting the week by celebrating the women in Genomics!  Here at Front Line Genomics, we love to celebrate the contributions made to the field at our annual Festival of Genomics every January. This year, we had over 120+ speakers and of which, 50% were women! Why […]