Reports

Making Pregnancy Safer

9 July 2018

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

25 April 2018

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!

17 April 2018

Selling the Code

The Code, Part 3: It’s now easier than ever to peer into your own genetic code. But are all of the new companies out there offering you information about yourself that you can believe?

12 April 2018

Fixing the Code

The Code, Part 2: Does the ability to more easily change the blueprint of life mean we’re on the path to repairing the broken bits in our genetic inheritance? Or have we tried this before and failed? 

11 April 2018

Finding The Code

The Code, Part 1: The race to sequence the human genome was also billed as a race to end disease. So what happened?

22 March 2018

Clinical Genomics 101: Biological Samples

There are a number of different ways in which genetic material can be collected and the choice of which technique is used is typically decided by a variety of factors. We discuss the different techniques available.

7 March 2018

Genomics Salary Report 2017/18

We surveyed a cross-section of the international genomics workforce to find out which jobs, and where, are typically best paid; whether or not the gender pay gap still exists; what attracts people to their jobs; and where those people are coming from.

22 January 2018

Blockchain—The End of Privacy Concerns in Genomic Data Handling?

What’s blockchain technology, how, and why was it developed, and why is everyone talking about it? Alex Schmid provides us with an overview of challenges blockchain technology can help solve within life sciences, and what about it, that makes it so suitable. 

23 November 2017

Complete Guide: Building a DNA Library

Just as sequencing has been getting faster, so too has library preparation. The process can be broadly broken up into 5-6 main stages, depending on method.

21 November 2017

A Witness to the Birth of Cloud Computing

Technology has come a long way in the last four decades. Dr. Tonellato has been able to watch how it has changed computational genomics for the better.

16 November 2017

Saving Lives in Real Time

Does genomics have the power to revolutionise infectious disease control? We have brought together a panel of experts to answer just that.

6 November 2017

Transforming Cancer Diagnosis

ctDNA is making big advances within cancer diagnostics, so we gathered together a panel of experts to discuss the full potential.

2 November 2017

Precision Oncology Has a New Home

Springer Nature and the Hormel Insitute of University Minnesota have partnered to build a new open access home for all things precision oncology.