Festival of Genomics 2019 - Festival Highlights
Festival of Genomics 2019 - Festival Highlights
Festival of Genomics 2019 - Festival Highlights
With so many talks and panels occurring across our four stages and Live Lounge, we understand that it can be pretty hard to pick out the most unmissable discussions at the festival this year. Given the conundrum, we thought we’d help out! We’ve selected a couple of talks and panels occurring across the two days which we think will be incredibly interesting and enormously informative for a whole range of people.
Festival of Genomics 2019 - Festival Highlights
Festival of Genomics 2019 - The War against Rare Diseases: An Interview with Nick Sireau
Festival of Genomics 2019 - The War against Rare Diseases: An Interview with Nick Sireau
Festival of Genomics 2019 - The War against Rare Diseases: An Interview with Nick Sireau
Front Line Genomics was created with a social mission after our founder lost his father to mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer commonly caused by exposure to asbestos. That’s why we thought it so important to showcase Nick Sireau, who co-founded the AKU Society to combat the disease, and is now about to finish a seven-year study into a drug which play a major part in eradicating AKU altogether.
Festival of Genomics 2019 - The War against Rare Diseases: An Interview with Nick Sireau
Festival of Genomics 2019 - The Move Towards Multi-Omics
Festival of Genomics 2019 - The Move Towards Multi-Omics
Festival of Genomics 2019 - The Move Towards Multi-Omics
With both our own festival and the wider life sciences sector moving rapidly towards a more integrative and holistic treatment of different -omics in research and drug development, we thought we'd get Dr. Dennis Wang, Lecturer in Bioinformatics and Genomics Medicine at the NIHR Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre, to talk us through the shift towards multi-omics.
Festival of Genomics 2019 - The Move Towards Multi-Omics
Festival of Genomics 2019 - The Importance of Data Integration in the Pharma Industry
Festival of Genomics 2019 - The Importance of Data Integration in the Pharma Industry
Festival of Genomics 2019 - The Importance of Data Integration in the Pharma Industry
Data integration has been one of the major trends of the last few years, and one which will become ever-more important as the life sciences sectors progress further. Dr. Maya Ghoussaini, Genetic Analysis Team Leader at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, and Dr. Denise Carvalho-Silva, Scientific Outreach Lead at EMBL-EBI, both working at Open Targets, here discuss the importance of this process, and their own work within the realm of data integration.
Festival of Genomics 2019 - The Importance of Data Integration in the Pharma Industry
"Switch Mechanism" in CRISPR Could Prevent Unwanted Side Effects
"Switch Mechanism" in CRISPR Could Prevent Unwanted Side Effects
"Switch Mechanism" in CRISPR Could Prevent Unwanted Side Effects
A new study published in Cell magazine and co-authored by CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna has suggested a potential solution to the unwanted side-effects of using CRISPR in the body. The study details using a “switch” mechanism which could keep the Cas9 enzyme turned off until it reaches its target site.
"Switch Mechanism" in CRISPR Could Prevent Unwanted Side Effects

Breaking News

“Switch Mechanism” in CRISPR Could Prevent Unwanted Side Effects

A new study published in Cell magazine and co-authored by CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna has suggested a potential solution to the unwanted side-effects of using CRISPR in the body. The study details using a “switch” mechanism which could keep the Cas9 enzyme turned off until it reaches its target site.

Chronomics Secures $1.12 Million in Seed Funding

Chronomics a healthtech company which allows individuals to track their health and wellbeing through epigenetic information, has received £1.12 million in seed funding after launching the company last year.

Neural Network Identifies Possible Syndromes from Facial Profiles

A Boston biotechnology company has built a neural network which examines the overall elements of the human face and compiles a list of the ten genetic syndromes that person potentially has, possibly helping medical professionals narrow down the diagnosis for that individual.

Magazines and Educational Guides

Sequencing Buyers’ Guide

The development of the first automated DNA sequencers completely revolutionized the field of DNA sequencing and, eventually, made it possible to publish the first draft sequences of the human genome. Since then, a whole host of companies have developed their own approaches to DNA sequencing, resulting in a market that is filled with different possibilities […]

Molecular Diagnostics Report

Read our report on all things Molecular Diagnostics, including some great contributed articles. Need to know about liquid biopsies? Want to know what the current regulatory landscape looks like? Then you’ve come to the right place.

Gene Editing 101: 2018 Edition

Free download: This guide will discuss the gene editing tools currently available and how they can be used to manipulate genomic sequences, as well as the real world applications that put these tools to use.

The Genome Spot / Webinars

Maize genome complexity traversed with Oxford Nanopore technology

  Maize is one of the most economically important crops globally and much effort has been spent generating the high quality B73 reference genome. However, the 10 chromosome, 2.3 gigabase (Gb) B73 reference genome was a substantial challenge due to the fact it is comprised of 85% transposable elements, 75% of which are long terminal […]

Human genome sequencing on PromethION: characterization of structural variants and repetitive regions

  At the VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology, we apply sequencing technologies to elucidate the genetic etiology of neurodegenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia. Structural variation and repetitive regions are insufficiently characterized using currently dominant short-read sequencing technologies. Long-read sequencing on the Oxford Nanopore PromethION has the potential for a comprehensive […]

Opinions

GWAS Coming Of Age

There’s a fantastic editorial over in nature medicine that you should really take a look at, if you’re interested in finding out more about where the future of GWAS might be heading.

Educate Yourself

Making Pregnancy Safer

Non-Invasive Pre-Natal Testing (NIPT) has the potential of bringing safer pregnancy testing to the wider NHS, but not without its challenges.

65 Years of DNA

Happy DNA Day! To celebrate, we’ve put together a timeline of some of the major events that have happened in genomics since 1953 – See how far we’ve come!

Front Line Genomics Exclusives

Festival of Genomics 2019 – Festival Highlights

With so many talks and panels occurring across our four stages and Live Lounge, we understand that it can be pretty hard to pick out the most unmissable discussions at the festival this year. Given the conundrum, we thought we’d help out! We’ve selected a couple of talks and panels occurring across the two days which we think will be incredibly interesting and enormously informative for a whole range of people.

Festival of Genomics 2019 – The War against Rare Diseases: An Interview with Nick Sireau

Front Line Genomics was created with a social mission after our founder lost his father to mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer commonly caused by exposure to asbestos. That’s why we thought it so important to showcase Nick Sireau, who co-founded the AKU Society to combat the disease, and is now about to finish a seven-year study into a drug which play a major part in eradicating AKU altogether.

Festival of Genomics 2019 – The Move Towards Multi-Omics

With both our own festival and the wider life sciences sector moving rapidly towards a more integrative and holistic treatment of different -omics in research and drug development, we thought we’d get Dr. Dennis Wang, Lecturer in Bioinformatics and Genomics Medicine at the NIHR Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre, to talk us through the shift towards multi-omics.

Around the Web

Five Reasons you Should Be at the Festival of Genomics London 2019

We know it’s hard to believe, but right now there are still some people who haven’t made up their minds to come to the 2019 Festival. Lucky for them we plan for every eventuality, and have prepared the five main reasons everyone should be registering their place at the event right now. 

Festival of Genomics 2019 – Meet the Speakers (Video)

The Festival has really captured the imagination of leading scientists – particularly in the UK. So much so, that increasingly we are lucky to attract incredible speakers who hugely enrich the experience of our attendees. This year is stronger than ever. We luckily got a chance to visit some of our top speakers before the […]

Festival of Genomics 2019: The Survival Guide

With just under two weeks till the festival, it’s time to start thinking logistics. The more scatter-brained of our readers needn’t worry, however: we’ve got everything you need covered in this handy guide, whether it’s things to remember before you arrive at the festival, the best things to do once there and the last couple of things to remember when it’s all done.

Blog

Weekend Reads

This week: Are the conclusion about ‘alien’ mummy, Ata correct? Where is the African DNA in the search for cures? And is it possible to bury family secrets in the age of DNA testing? 

Weekend Reads

This week: Are we really running out of data storage? And can a deadly infection be genetic? You’ll also get a list of must-reads this summer… 

Weekend Reads

This week: Reversed ageing, pig organs, the future of humankind and citizen scientists using genetics to solve past crimes.