Month: February 2014

Strained relations

26.02.14: After 63 years of separation, two widely used mouse strains have developed a few important differences, explains Jacqui White

The AGNC has first-hand experience dealing with the anxieties and complications sharing genetic findings can potentially cause patients. Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Genetic screening: the voices that need to be heard

24.02.14: If implemented, opportunistic genomic screening could transform genetic practice. Anna Middleton explains the Association of Genetic Nurses and Counsellors’ response

Sequencing improves rates of prenatal diagnosis

21.02.14: Exome sequencing could be the answer to tracking down small genetic changes that cause fetal abnormalities, says Keren Carss

Massive DNA sequencing reveals disease-causing mutations

19.02.14: The terabytes of genetic data collected by the UK10K project is a valuable resource that will be used by researchers for years to come

Hunting for mutations in cancers

06.02.14: Shearwater, a new method of finding the various mutations that can develop within cancers, is inspired by the hunting tactics of its feathered namesake

Is social media the future of social science research?

04.02.14: Anna Middleton was dubious about recruiting research participants through Facebook and Twitter but her first experience of social media has entirely converted her