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

Glossary

Sequence

The order of the chemical units (bases) along a piece of DNA or RNA.



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]

'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]

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]

Spotless mind: Epigenetic drug wipes clean fear memories

20 January 2014 - by Dr Katie Howe

Researchers have identified a class of drug that helps clear traumatic memories in mice. The drug may help improve the effectiveness of behavioural therapy in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder... [Read More]

Mapping DNA of egg cells could boost IVF success

06 January 2014 - by Dr Gabrielle Samuel

Researchers in China have developed a new non-invasive method for detecting genetic defects in IVF embryos that could improve the chances of successful IVF for some patients... [Read More]

'Father of genomics' Fred Sanger dies aged 95

25 November 2013 - by James Heather

Fred Sanger, renowned biochemist, has died aged 95. Having pioneered seminal techniques for the understanding of both proteins and DNA, Dr Sanger is widely hailed as one of the most influential scientists of recent years... [Read More]

In defence of privacy

18 November 2013 - by Dr Stuart Hogarth

Is the newly launched Personal Genome Project's public disclosure policy the best response to the difficulties of safeguarding genomic confidentiality?... [Read More]

DNA sequencing has TB in its sights

16 September 2013 - by James Brooks

Scientists have shown how to map tuberculosis outbreaks using DNA sequencing, an advance that could lead to quicker, more effective responses to the potentially lethal bug... [Read More]

Sleep turns on brain cell boosting genes

09 September 2013 - by Tamara Hirsch

Genes involved in replenishing brain cells and their support materials are switched on during sleep, according to a study in mice... [Read More]

Is full genome analysis of newborns worthwhile? $25 million programme to investigate

09 September 2013 - by James Heather

The US National Institutes of Health has unveiled plans to trial sequencing the DNA of newborn babies, to test if it could improve paediatric medical care... [Read More]

Family of Henrietta Lacks given a say over her cells

12 August 2013 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith

An agreement between the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the family of Henrietta Lacks will give the family some say in how genetic data from the cell line is used.... [Read More]

'Female chromosome' might make a man a man

29 July 2013 - by Clara Salice

The 'female' X chromosome has been shown to contain several genes that may be involved in sperm production... [Read More]

Whole genome sequencing promises improved autism genetics research

15 July 2013 - by Richard Fadok

Whole genome sequencing suggests that around half of all people with autism may be carriers of genes already associated with the condition... [Read More]

The sun still hasn't set on gene patents

01 July 2013 - by Dr Michael Hopkins and Dr Stuart Hogarth

Last week saw the conclusion of the long-running gene patent lawsuit known as AMP v. Myriad Genetics. At stake was the patentability of isolated DNA sequences... [Read More]

An historical turning point? The implications of the Myriad decision on the patentability of human genes

24 June 2013 - by Dr Linda Briceno Moraia and Dr Jane Kaye

The US Supreme Court decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics will have far-reaching implications, not just by lowering the costs of genetic tests, but also for the development of innovations in genetics and genomics and in other emerging fields such as stem cell research and synthetic biology.... [Read More]

US Supreme Court: Human DNA is a 'product of nature' and cannot be patented

17 June 2013 - by Dr Sarah Spain

The US Supreme Court has unanimously rejected a number of patent claims made by Myriad Genetics on isolated forms of two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.... [Read More]

Book Review: An Introduction to the Genetics and Epigenetics of Human Disease

17 June 2013 - by Holly Rogers

A beginner's tour guide through genetics and epigenetics, this booklet covers much of the fundamental biology behind genetic illness and gives a broad overview of some of the biggest challenges currently faced by researchers in the field. It does not assume any previous knowledge, and gives clear, concise summaries of key historical figures and theories, including a very useful glossary at the back.... [Read More]

Event Review: It's All in the Genes - Medical Genetics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

28 May 2013 - by David O'Rourke

Medical genetics has changed how we think about diagnosis and treatment in almost every field of medicine. At an evening event hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), medical genetics teamed up with obstetrics and gynaecology to explore the impact of genetics on the diagnosis of ovarian and breast cancer.... [Read More]

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Events using this Glossary Item

 

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]
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]
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]
Microarray and Deep Sequencing Based Profiling Approaches: The Technological Evolution Continues
09 July 2009 9am-4.30pm BioPark, Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 3AX, UK
An event addressing currently available DNA research tools... [Read More]
Quest for Orthologs
03 July 2009  Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK
An event addressing the growing list of methods and databases in orthology inference... [Read More]


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