The true character is the future in Manuel Corpas’ “Perfect DNA”

Perfect DNA is a novel that uses Dr. Manuel Corpas’ own experiences and expertise as genome scientist to begin exploring some challenging genetic issues. The idea is to show how the genome technology is going to affect healthcare in the mid 2030’s. The main protagonist is John Malcolm, a forty-something accountant based in London. The […]

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Genomics is science, not a joke.

In 2003, before Facebook and the iPhone, the first human genome was sequenced. The cost was$3 billion. While Facebook and smartphones have become everyday tools, DNA sequencing rapidly evolved from an expensive process into a quick, reliable, relatively cheap and widely used predictive tool that provides insights on diseases and personalized treatments. Soon, DNA sequencing […]

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Why Personalised Medicine Should Be Available to All – Not Just the Rich and Famous

Angelina Jolie’s recent article in the New York Times gave a touching insight into her decision to go through a second round of preventive surgery, this time to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes to prevent the risk of contracting ovarian cancer. Jolie carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene, revealed by a simple blood […]

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The 100,000 Genomes Project: the new genomic medicine service for the NHS

In April 2003 one of the most significant scientist breakthroughs of modern time was announced. After years of painstaking research carried out by thousands of dedicated scientists across the world, the complete genetic code of human being – their genome – could now be published. In the UK, this great discovery turns out being a […]

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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 […]

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The melody of our DNA

We share a common passion for science and a strong desire to make genetics accessible to everyone spreading its knowledge all over the world Why DNA Melody? Because the complexity and the beauty of the genome are the same of a complex symphony. Genes, like musical notes, must flow in harmony, must generate a harmony […]

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