Digital health devices have become invaluable tools for improving human health. However, could a pill carrying an inbuilt sensor dehumanize patients, reducing them to a digital readout?
Recent scientific studies have claimed that transfusions of blood from teenagers can help delay or reverse the ageing process. Do they stack up?
Scientists can be powerful influencers and role models. So there’s reason for concern when the same names and faces dominate coverage and visibility.
Genetics is influencing more and more of our decisions, but we can’t make the right choices if we don’t understand it.
A great look at the concerns over DIY Gene Editing in The New York Times.
The Salk Institute, in California, asked a judge to dismiss portions of the gender-discrimination lawsuits that were filed last July.
The Mayo Clinic’s David Smith, talks about science fiction writer, Nancy Kress, whom he thinks is not only a great storyteller, but is also a genius in how she demonstrates how genetics can alter society within her novels.
There is a disconnect between scientists and the public when it comes to genomics. What is the public’s understanding of genomics and why is this important?
Following on from our feature last week, that discussed the ‘origin of life’, we sat down with George Church, a project supporter, to find hear his thoughts.
As it’s Rare Disease Day, we’ve put together some relevant resources from The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) on pediatric testing.
John Wallace explains how an opportunity to take part in a WGS study to diagnose his son gave answer s to an undiagnosed condition his wife had been living with for 40 years.
Although a disease may be rare, patients and families share a common struggle. Zoe Gale tells us about the challenges she faced when diagnosed with a rare disease.
Heather is living with epidermolysis bullosa, a genetic skin condition that causes constant pain due to unstoppable internal and external blistering. This is her story.
The theme of Rare Disease Day 2018 is research. Rare Disease UK asked Maria, mum to Alex, what taking part in research has meant for her family.
The theme of Rare Disease Day 2018 is research. Rare Disease UK asked Sam, mum to Issy, what taking part in research has meant for her family.