Human Genome

What If Your Child Had a Rare Chromosome Disorder?

Arti Patel | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents
Arti Patel

Imagine a scenario where that tiny little human life you created receives an earth shattering diagnosis. The doctors have no information about what it means or how it will affect your little one. Your family is left at the crossroads. You don't know where to go or who to turn to. What help will my child need? How can I get it? Where do I get information? Who can help me and my family? Why me, why us?

The 100,000 Genomes Project and Rare Disease Day

Richard Scott | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Tech
Richard Scott

No-one has ever attempted whole genome sequencing on this scale before. Much of our work until now has been in establishing the tools and infrastructure we need to deliver results to 100s of participants a week.

Ancient DNA Reveals Humans And Neanderthals Interbred

PA | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

A genome taken from a 36,000-year-old skeleton has helped scientists shed new light on interbreeding between humans and Neanderthals. The ground-break...

Albino Dogs Have 'Human' Genetic Mutation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Tech

Certain kinds of albino dogs share a gene mutation with humans that causes then to have little or no pigment in their eyes, skin and hair. A study ...

First Team Registers For X Prize To Unlock Secret Of Living To 100

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Tech

The first team has officially registered for the Archon X Prize to unlock the secret of living to 100. The $10m prize will be awarded to the first ...

Study Reveals Genes Responsible For Multiple Sclerosis

The Guardian | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK

Scientists have discovered 29 new gene variants that are implicated in multiple sclerosis, following the largest ever study of the genetics of the dis...