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Dementia gene linked to an increased susceptibility to severe COVID-19
1 June 2020 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
A gene variant linked to Alzheimer's disease has been shown to increase the risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms... [Read More]
Genetic database gives insights into diseases and hope for Parkinson's
1 June 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
The world's largest publicly available dataset of human genomic variation has returned its first results in the form of seven simultaneously published studies.... [Read More]
Nanodevice tracks mammalian cells from the inside
1 June 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Microscopic nanodevices have been injected inside cells for the first time, allowing researchers to track the beginning of embryo development... [Read More]
HFEA supports a move towards a longer storage period for fertility patients
1 June 2020 - by Emily Tiemann
We have welcomed the recent Department for Health and Social Care consultation on storage limits at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), as we recognise it is time for a change to the laws to accommodate the reproductive choices of fertility patients... [Read More]
Thank you to all our volunteers during Volunteers' Week
1 June 2020 - by Sarah Norcross
This week is Volunteers' Week and we would like to give a massive shout out to all our volunteers, past and present, and say thank you for all that they have done and all that they continue to do... [Read More]
Volunteering: gaining as much as giving
1 June 2020 - by Kerry Dyus
Motivations for volunteering are as diverse as the volunteers themselves... [Read More]
Event Review: Hacking Darwin - Genetic engineering and the future of humanity
1 June 2020 - by Ana Hallgarten
Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity, an event by London Futurists, was held online on 16 May... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Immaculate Deception
26 May 2020 - by Kriss Fearon
The widespread availability of home DNA testing has revealed a disturbing trend in cases of fertility fraud, where fertility doctors use their own sperm for donor inseminations instead of sperm from the partner or a donor... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Genetics Podcast - Patient powered research networks
18 May 2020 - by Mikey Lebrett
In decades past, the great institutions of research and academia were often perceived as impenetrable fortresses, with their activities taking place behind closed doors.... [Read More]