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King's College London - Health: More than a medical matter

Glossary

Genome

The entire genetic information of a living thing. A complete copy of the genome is found in most body cells.



Articles using this Glossary Item

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TV Review: Dead Famous DNA

14 April 2014 - by Chee Hoe Low

Although this show jumped to conclusions about what the DNA of famous people could tell us, its ridiculous premise was amusing enough to keep viewers entertained... [Read More]

Gene test can predict prostate cancer recurrence

14 April 2014 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith

A genetic test has been developed to predict the likelihood of prostate cancer returning after treatment. The test looks for 'genetic signatures' often found in recurring cancers... [Read More]

New genome sequencing recommendation enables patients to opt out of genetic disease testing

07 April 2014 - by Rebecca Carr

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has updated its position on the return of results from genome sequencing to allow patients to opt out from receiving incidental information.... [Read More]

Synthetic biology moves beyond bacteria and viruses with 'man-made' yeast chromosome

31 March 2014 - by Rhys Baker

The world's first fully-functional synthetic yeast chromosome has been created in an international seven-year effort... [Read More]

Epigenetic blood test for children 'predicts' obesity five years later

31 March 2014 - by Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash

A DNA blood test for children aged five can help predict body fat levels when they are aged nine to 14, a small study suggests... [Read More]

BRCA1 cancer study suggests alternative to major surgery

31 March 2014 - by Dr Sarah Spain

BRCA1 mutations put carriers at high risk of cancer by failing to protect cells against the effects of high levels of oestrogen hormone found in breast and ovary tissue, researchers have established... [Read More]

Scientists use DNA to predict facial features

24 March 2014 - by Chris Hardy

A new technique allows scientists to make guesses about what a person's face looks like, by examining just 20 genes in their DNA... [Read More]

'Big data on steroids': IBM's Watson supercomputer to work on brain cancer genetics

24 March 2014 - by Chris Baldacci

IBM and the New York Genome Centre have teamed up to announce the latest weapon in the fight against cancer - Watson the supercomputer.... [Read More]

There's a new 'fat gene' in town...

17 March 2014 - by Dr Rosie Morley

Scientists have identified a gene called IRX3 which is associated with obesity and may emerge as a serious contender as the most important 'fat gene' yet discovered... [Read More]

Hurdles ahead for whole genome sequencing

17 March 2014 - by Chee Hoe Low

Genome sequencing technology struggles to capture the complete genome accurately and reliably, a small study has found... [Read More]

Event Review: Bio-Revolution

17 March 2014 - by Chris Hardy

At the Science Museum's 'drinking and thinking' event, visitors extracted DNA from strawberries and discussed genome sequencing in the NHS... [Read More]

Genome entrepreneur Craig Venter launches 'healthy ageing' startup

10 March 2014 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

Dr Craig Venter, founder of Celera Genomics and one of the first to sequence the human genome, has teamed up with stem cell pioneer Dr Robert Hariri and X Prize Foundation founder, Dr Peter Diamandi... [Read More]

Gene mutation protects against type 2 diabetes

10 March 2014 - by Linda Wijlaars

A rare gene mutation lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes by almost two-thirds, an international collaboration of scientists from the US and Sweden has found... [Read More]

Event Review: Patently Obvious?

10 March 2014 - by Ari Haque

As part of the British Library's TalkScience season, a panel of eminent speakers to discussed the role of patents in biomedicine... [Read More]

Event Review: Genetics and the Prospect of Personalised Medicine for Obesity

10 March 2014 - by James Heather

The media likes to push the idea that the obesity epidemic is fuelled entirely by our increasingly well-fed and sedentary lives, which makes the opportunity to hear solid evidence for the other side of the equation refreshing... [Read More]

Event Review: Should Genes be Public?

03 March 2014 - by Karen Birmingham

The eight professors, including two Knights, who contributed to this event, were given a relatively easy time by the public, possibly because there was little time for questions or perhaps because the case for mass genotyping projects had been convincing... [Read More]

Mitochondrial transfer and three-person IVF: What's in a name?

24 February 2014 - by Dr Roger Sturmey

The description of mitochondrial transfer as 'three-person IVF' may conjure up some unnerving perceptions of the consequences, and may be met in the public arena with discomfort, but it's worth considering the fundamental aspects of this approach... [Read More]

Whole genome testing used to guide breast cancer treatment

10 February 2014 - by Barbara Czub

Whole genome testing has been used to guide tailored treatment against advanced breast cancer in a group of 43 patients. The scientists behind the study say their research is a step on the path towards 'personalised medicine' where individual genetic makeup informs treatment choice... [Read More]

Theatre review: How to be Immortal

03 February 2014 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith

This was a play about death; how people cope with it, how they grieve and how they remember. It was also a play about love and relationships, finding inspiration in unexpected places and also about science, genetics and the story of Henrietta Lacks' cells... [Read More]

Autoimmune diseases may stem from Neanderthal genes

03 February 2014 - by Anna Cauldwell

Genes linked with type 2 diabetes, Crohn's disease and even smoking addiction were acquired through interbreeding with Neanderthals, a study published in Nature suggests... [Read More]

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Events using this Glossary Item

 

Genetic Testing in the 21st Century: Should We Screen the Human Embryonic Genome before Implantation?
08 March 2011 1.15pm-1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
A presentation by Dr Joyce Harper to mark International Women's Day... [Read More]
Mutants and What to Do About Them
09 February 2011 7.30pm Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, UK
The 2011 British Humanist Association/South Place Ethical Society Darwin Day Lecture, given by Armand Marie Leroi... [Read More]
Functional Genomics and Systems Biology
30 November 2009  Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK
An event addressing post-genomic science in humans and other organisms... [Read More]
Mapping the Genomic Era: Measurements and Meanings
07 October 2009  City Hall, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ND, UK
An event to develop debate and dialogue around current and future developments in the life sciences... [Read More]
Genomics of Common Diseases
23 September 2009  Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK
The 3rd Wellcome Trust/Nature Genetics conference on the Genomics of Common Diseases... [Read More]
From Imprinting to the Epigenome in 25 years
04 September 2009  Lecture Theatre, Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1RD; Kings College, University of Cambridge, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, UK
An event celebrating the discovery of imprinting in mammals 25 years ago... [Read More]
Opportunities and Challenges of Next Generation Sequencing in Public Health Microbiology
25 August 2009  Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK
An event addressing bioinformatics research and infectious disease technology... [Read More]
Do We Need to Know Our Personal Genetic Data?
21 August 2009 7pm-8.15pm Highland Park Spiegeltent, Charlotte Square Gardens. Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR, UK
A discussion introduced by David Ewing Duncan, Director of the Centre for Life Science Policy... [Read More]
Biodigital Lives: Making, Consuming and Archiving the Lives of Technoscience
14 July 2009 8.30am-6.30pm Silverstone Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9RG, UK
A workshop addressing issues of digital and biodigital life, lives and identities... [Read More]
Techniques and Applications of Molecular Biology
13 July 2009  Department of Biological Sciences, Gibbet Hill Campus, Gibbet Hill Road, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
A course for those who wish to develop their understanding of genetic engineering techniques... [Read More]


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