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.
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?
Recent analysis of the genetic sequence of the coronavirus has indicated that the infection may have spread further than we realised.
“Our geneticist could only find three published articles about the GRIN1 gene at the time” – Interview with Jillian Hastings Ward, Chair of the Participant Panel at Genomics England
Jillian Hastings Ward is Chair of the Participant Panel at Genomics England. The Panel acts as an advisory body to the Genomics England board to ensure that the data collected by the 100,000 Genomes Project is being used for the best interests of the participants.
Researchers hope that the effort will be able to validate liquid biopsy (LB) diagnostic methods for childhood lymphomas that are endemic in the region
The catalogue, Human Vaginal Non-Redundant gene catalogue (VIRGO), has been released publicly and can be used to facilitate an in-depth understanding of how the vaginal micro-organisms affect women’s health
MedImpact is the first pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) in the US to alert prescribers based on their genetic profile.
“We Need to have Resilience and Tolerance for Failure” – Interview with Guillermo Del Angel, Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Guillermo del Angel is currently Sr. Director for Data Science, Genomics and Bioinformatics at Alexion Pharmaceuticals. He has been leading research efforts focused on applying and developing different machine learning, genetics and data science approaches to improve rare disease target discovery, drug development, and patient/disease characterization FLG: Could you give us an introduction of […]
Aging affects everyone, right down to our genetic core, but there’s plenty of evidence showing that each individual experiences the effects of age differently. As it turns out, some people are predisposed to a less disruptive (a kinder, gentler) aging process. New research hopes to uncover why that is.
York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced legislation to launch a consortium of public and private research groups to investigate the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease. The five-year initiative, called the SUNY Curing Alzheimer’s Health Consortium, will analyse the genetics of 1 million people who suffer from or are at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease over 5 years.
Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute have just released the first high-quality Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) genome in partnership with the Cardiff University Otter project, aiming to support the study of their biology and support conservation efforts.