Wherever you work in life sciences, be it in healthcare of pharmaceuticals, data is one word that is on everyone’s lips.
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!
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?
Alec Jeffreys, a geneticist working at the University of Leicester, never intended to invent genetic fingerprinting. But at 9.05am on the morning of 10th September 1984, that’s exactly what he did.
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.
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
It all comes down to what decision is being made based upon a person’s genetics.
If predictions could be made, it might be able to protect thousands of lives before a vaccine is available.
The results support the recent findings that the DCC gene is an important susceptibility gene for depression and could be a potential target for antidepressants.
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.
The study, published in Nature yesterday, may change how cancer is diagnosed, and shape our understanding of how cancer interacts with microbes.
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?
Around 25% of the world is affected by a psychiatric disorder that can alter their behaviour, social relations and intellectual ability.
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.
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 […]