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Phenotype

The physical characteristics of an organism, as distinguished from its genetic make up (genotype).



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Delivering the Genomic Dream across the NHS

17 July 2017 - by Professor Sue Hill

The Chief Medical Officer's Annual Report Generation Genome provides a comprehensive and considered focus on the potential of genomic technologies – coupled with clinical and phenotypic data – to transform the lives of patients... [Read More]

Lifetime cancer risk predicted for BRCA mutation carriers

26 June 2017 - by Lea Goetz

A study of almost 10,000 women carrying BRCA mutations has revealed the best estimate yet of their risk in developing breast and ovarian cancer... [Read More]

Genetic disorders: empowering patients and families through information

12 June 2017 - by Arti Patel

'I've got the diagnosis, now what?' is one of the first questions families ask when they contact us at Unique, the UK-based organisation for rare chromosome and genomic disorders... [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]

Trial of stem-cell therapy in the womb to begin

19 October 2015 - by Dr Jane Currie

Researchers have announced the first clinical trial of stem-cell therapy for fetuses still in the womb, as a treatment for brittle bone disease... [Read More]

Genetic test results open to interpretation

01 June 2015 - by Dr Julia Hill

A report has warned that the interpretation of genetic tests often varies between labs and may result in incorrect clinical decisions being made... [Read More]

Nature vs Nurture: well-matched opponents

01 June 2015 - by Ceri Durham

Researchers studying thousands of human traits have concluded that, overall, they are influenced equally by genetic and environmental factors... [Read More]

Iceland genome study predicts DNA of entire nation

30 March 2015 - by Meghna Kataria

Scientists in Iceland have produced a comprehensive portrait of the nation's genetic makeup... [Read More]

Event Review: Arrival of the Fittest

01 December 2014 - by Arit Udoh

Precisely how adaptation and innovation fits into the process of natural selection remains a mystery. Evolutionary biologist Andreas Wagner thinks he's cracked the puzzle and tried to get us to agree at this Royal Institution lecture... [Read More]

Myth replacement therapy: MPs debate the science of mitochondria

08 September 2014 - by Dr Ted Morrow

The regulatory path to clinical trials of mitochondrial replacement therapy was recently debated in the House of Commons. While scientists are still unsure how genes and genomes cause disease and impact on our physical appearance and personality, there are clearly misconceptions about mitochondrial genetics repeated during the debate that are not supported by current scientific evidence... [Read More]

Event Review: The Ethics of Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

21 July 2014 - by Professor Vardit Ravitsky, Dr John Appleby, Professor Stephen Wilkinson, Dr Anthony Wrigley and Dr Annelien Bredenoord

Ethical dimensions of the emerging technology of mitochondrial replacement were the focus of a symposium that took place on 25 June at the 12th World Congress of Bioethics in Mexico City.... [Read More]

We are what our mothers eat

28 April 2014 - by Professor Tom Fleming

Increasing evidence, mainly from animal studies, suggests that eggs and very early embryos in the first few days after conception can be particularly sensitive to their environment with lifetime consequences including risk of diseases into adulthood... [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]

23 and your sperm donor?

21 October 2013 - by Dr Ruth Stirton

23andMe describes its Inheritance Calculator as an engaging way for their clients to 'dip their toes into genetics' providing an opportunity to explore the 'fun traits like eye colour and muscle performance'[2] that their offspring might inherit.... [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]

Event Review: Masterpieces of Epigenetics - The Missing Link between Nature and Nurture

14 January 2013 - by James Lush

'Beautiful science' was how Dr Nessa Carey described epigenetics at the Biochemical Society Annual Symposium Public Lecture, held at the University of Leeds... [Read More]

Human genetic variation mapped from 1,000 genomes

05 November 2012 - by Dr Nicola Davis

Over 1,000 people from 14 countries have had their genomes mapped by scientists. The researchers say their study will help them examine genetic variations at the scale of national populations and further identification of the rare genetic variations related to many diseases... [Read More]

Book Review: Future Human Evolution - Eugenics in the 21st Century

02 July 2012 - by Dr Iain Brassington

Back in my bar-tending days, we had as regular customers a small group of men who would spend the evening huddled around a table talking at volume about current affairs. We used to eavesdrop on their conversations: it was hard not to. For the most part, what they tended to say was robustly weird, with essays into the profoundly bizarre. Reading John Glad's 'Future Human Evolution', I couldn't help but think of them... [Read More]

Book Review: Epigenetics - Linking Genotype and Phenotype in Development and Evolution

23 April 2012 - by Ruth Pidsley

Epigenetics has become something of a hot topic in recent years throughout the scientific community. 'Epigenetics: Linking Genotype and Phenotype in Development and Evolution', edited by Professors Benedikt Hallgrímsson and Brian Hall, reminds a new generation of molecular and systems biologists about the historical roots and scope of epigenetics... [Read More]

Crystal ball gazing: an interview with Professor Sir John Burn on genetics in 2012

12 March 2012 - by Dr Rebecca Hill

Genome sequencing for all, the abuse of stored genetic data and red tape halting research are just some of the issues the NHS will have to deal with this year, according to Sir John Burn, professor of clinical genetics at the University of Newcastle, chair of the British Society for Human Genetics (BSHG)... [Read More]

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CROSSING FRONTIERS

Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction

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8 December 2017

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Professor Azim Surani

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

Sally Cheshire

Professor Guido Pennings

Katherine Littler

Professor Allan Pacey

Dr Sue Avery

Professor Richard Anderson

Dr Elizabeth Garner

Dr Jacques Cohen

Dr Anna Smajdor

Dr Andy Greenfield

Vivienne Parry

Dr Helen O'Neill

Dr César Palacios-González

Philippa Taylor

Fiona Fox

Sarah Norcross


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