Month: December 2014

E.coli cultures. Credit: Wellcome Images

Which bacterium is it anyway?

24.12.14 Microorganisms are everywhere, so how can you be sure they aren’t contaminating the bacteria you are sequencing? Zannah Salter explores the problem and some solutions

Getting to know you

17.12.14 Your genome can tell you a great deal about your future health but, asks Anna Middleton, how much should researchers be required to tell you?

Credit: Kate Whitley, Wellcome Images

Understanding the impact of genomic data

12.12.14 Genome sequencing is now available to all. Can our current genetic counselling service deal with the fallout, asks Anna Middleton

Isolating cause and effect with sensitive mice

10.12.14 The smallest environmental change can have an impact on a mouse. Natasha Karp explains how experiments must be carefully designed to take this into account to reduce future animal usage.