03.08.17 This week the American Society of Human Genetics issued a policy on the application of germline editing – the ability to alter the genetic makeup of early stage embryos. Anna Middleton, one of the contributors to the statement, explains the policy’s position
18.7.17 Samples of E. coli were isolated from patients with bloodstream infections over eleven years. Teemu Kallonen, Julian Parkhill and Sharon Peacock discuss what their genomic study on this collection reveals.
13.7.17 Theo Sanderson and Ellen Bushell explain how characterising the role of many of the malaria parasite’s five thousand genes has shown that more of these genes are required for the parasite to grow normally, than was originally thought.
04.07.17 The UK Chief Medical Officer’s Report has highlighted the vital role genetics and genomics will play in UK NHS healthcare and medicine. Professor Sharon Peacock helped write the report’s chapter on Infectious disease.
29.06.17 Qasim Ayub explains the results of a genetic analysis of the Parsi population.
30.01.17 Sharon Peacock and Claire Chewapreecha reveal how the bacterium responsible for Melioidosis has spread across the globe.
20.12.16 Arthur Talman explains how his field work in Mali could help understand the behaviour of malaria parasites.
26.09.2016 Dr Yali Xue shares her hopes and dreams of using the world’s genomes to understand our evolution and migration out of Africa
29.06.16 Sascha Steinbiss & Thomas D. Otto explain how this new software tool and web server will allow people to compare parasite genomes more effectively
22.06.16 Past migrations within sub-Saharan Africa revealed in a post by George Busby