Looking good: genomic-based approaches in eye disease

Gene-based treatments for eye diseases advance in the battle against blindness and related life-threatening conditions Genetic research into eye diseases is important; heritable eye diseases are a major cause of blindness among children and working-age adults. Genetic insights into more common eye diseases matter too, since they increasingly affect an ageing population; around two million […]

Read more "Looking good: genomic-based approaches in eye disease"

France Plans to Invest €670M in Genomics, Personalized Medicine

The French government announced that it plans to invest €670 million ($760.8 million) in a genomics and personalized medicine program meant to improve the diagnosis and prevention of disease in the country. The effort is aiming for the establishment of 12 sequencing platforms throughout the country, and two national centers for genomic expertise and data […]

Read more "France Plans to Invest €670M in Genomics, Personalized Medicine"

What’s genetic variation?

Genetic variation is a term used to describe the variation in the DNA sequence in each of our genomes. Genetic variation is what makes us all unique, whether in terms of hair colour, skin colour or even the shape of our faces.  Individuals of a species have similar characteristics but they are rarely identical, the […]

Read more "What’s genetic variation?"