Let’s get inspired by Betta Beery’s story, a farsighted mother who saved her childrens’ life pushing for their genomes sequencing.Read more "Genome sequencing changes the games: Our voice matters"
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"
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"
Legislators in Europe and US are spending energies and resources to produce pages of regulations aiming at protecting the “sensitive information” encoded in our DNA. Is this a sign of politicians being up to date and reacting fast to protect citizens’ rights? Or are these regulations just another way to decrease the common people’s freedom […]Read more "Is privacy more important than health…or what’s the trick?"
We live in the genomic era. Everyday we hear stories about how genes affect our health, our behaviour, our strength. The genomic achievements of the last twenty years are amazing. There is more to come. Today, knowledge of genetics is essential to shape our health. Genetics is a weapon. Now we need to learn how […]Read more "Genetics is humanity’s most poweful gun, we have to pull the trigger"
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?"
Since its launch in 2005, National Geographic’s Genographic Project has used advanced DNA analysis and worked with indigenous communities to help answer fundamental questions about where humans originated and how we came to populate the Earth. Now, cutting-edge technology is enabling us to shine a powerful new light on our collective past. By participating in […]Read more "Join the project to learn about the Human story"