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Glossary

Genome

The total genetic information of an organism. A complete copy of the genome is found in most body cells.



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Podcast Review: CRISPR Updated

27 March 2017 - by Emma Laycock

Radiolab explores the science, the uses and the ethics of CRISPR in this podcast that was two years in the making... [Read More]

Existing drugs could benefit one in five breast cancer patients

20 March 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

A genetic study of breast cancer patients suggests that existing drugs for treating rare breast and ovarian cancers may help more patients than previously thought... [Read More]

18 new genes linked to autism

13 March 2017 - by Jenny Sharpe

A study that sequenced the whole genomes of over 5000 people has discovered 18 genes associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)... [Read More]

Canada passes genetic non-discrimination bill

13 March 2017 - by Rebecca Carr

A bill outlawing genetic discrimination has been passed by Canada's House of Commons, adding genetic characteristics as a protected ground under their Human Rights Act... [Read More]

Complete synthetic yeast organism almost a reality

13 March 2017 - by Jamie Rickman

An international team has rewritten the genetic code of five chromosomes in yeast – one third of the organism's entire genome... [Read More]

Autism linked to cognitive genes

06 March 2017 - by Jamie Rickman

Researchers have discovered that genetic variants associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) also correlate with higher intelligence... [Read More]

Podcast Review: Naked Genetics – Testing, testing

06 March 2017 - by Matthew Thomas

Dr Kat Arney leads a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion of genetic testing – from testing for cancer genes to whether your child's DNA can predict their future sporting ability... [Read More]

Use of prenatal tests 'must be limited', say bioethicists

06 March 2017 - by Emma Laycock

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has called for a ban on using early prenatal testing to find out the sex or sequence the whole genome of the fetus... [Read More]

Book Review: Introducing Epigenetics - A Graphic Guide

27 February 2017 - by Annabel Slater

'Introducing Epigenetics: A graphic guide' is a mini-textbook pitched as a non-fiction comic book. Despite the colourful cover and perky graphics inside, this book does not make for light reading... [Read More]

'Enigma code' of common-cold virus may be deciphered

27 February 2017 - by Annabel Slater

Scientists have identified a 'hidden code' of key DNA sequences in a virus from the same family as the common cold... [Read More]

Neanderthal genes control human gene expression

27 February 2017 - by Annabel Slater and Ari Haque

Neanderthal DNA is still involved in controlling a range of traits in modern humans... [Read More]

Baldness linked to over 280 genes

20 February 2017 - by Emma Laycock

A new study has found over 280 genes associated with male-pattern baldness... [Read More]

GIANT makes short work of height gene discovery

20 February 2017 - by Professor Darren Griffin

A recent large-scale study that discovered 83 rare genes related to human height reveals the power of so-called genome-wide association studies... [Read More]

Major US report supports human genome editing

20 February 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

An influential advisory group has given cautious support to the idea of making heritable changes to the human genome in order to treat or prevent disease... [Read More]

New genetic links to pancreatic cancer discovered

20 February 2017 - by Jamie Rickman

Researchers have used whole-genome sequencing to uncover new mutations responsible for a rare type of pancreatic cancer... [Read More]

Stable bacteria created using synthetic DNA

30 January 2017 - by Dr James Heather

Scientists have developed bacteria which can live and grow with DNA containing extra 'letters'... [Read More]

US scientists create first human-pig embryo chimeras

30 January 2017 - by Annabel Slater

The first early human–pig embryo chimeras have been created by researchers at the Salk Institute, California... [Read More]

Genome editing: CRISPR at the cutting edge

23 January 2017 - by Annabel Slater

The fourth session of the Progress Educational Trust's annual conference 'Rethinking the Ethics of Embryo Research: Genome Editing, 14 Days and Beyond' delved into the new genome-editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 and what it means for embryo research... [Read More]

Anti-CRISPR - an off-switch for genome editing

09 January 2017 - by Dr Özge Özkaya

Scientists have discovered a new set of proteins that can block the CRISPR/Cas9 system... [Read More]

Families with genetic diseases support genome-editing research

28 November 2016 - by Lucas Taylor

More than 75 percent of those with a genetic condition, and their family members, support the use of genome-editing technology, a survey has found... [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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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