Blog articles


Obesity: is it in our genes?

A complex and serious issue, obesity is the result of a combination of factors; but at least some our destiny lies in our genomes

Do our genes govern our fate?

A ‘faulty’ gene can result in different outcomes for different people – penetrance and expressivity influence the impact of our genetic code

Your invaluable genome

Genomic data is the currency of a new era of medicine that promises incredible advances. Here, bioinformatician Nana Mensah explains why

Day in the life: consultant in clinical genetics

In this third piece in our series looking at genomics careers, Dr Andrew Douglas describes a profession at the cutting edge of healthcare

Genomics in 2018: 3 key predictions

We asked three wise men and women to tell us what they think 2018 will bring for genomics in healthcare

The challenge of variant classification

Exploring the complex issue of interpretation - can updated standards and guidelines help achieve increased clarity and consistency? 

The need for diversity in genomic data

Genomic research calls for broader genetic representation to ensure future healthcare could be truly personalised

Various types of variant: what is genomic variation?

The diversity of differences in our genomes and their complex relationship with health and disease

The perils of clinical interpretation of genomic variants

A recent US legal case puts genetic testing and laboratory best practice under scrutiny 

Clinical interpretation: when is a variant a mutation?

Genome sequencing produces volumes of valuable data, but what are the challenges of interpretation that gives practitioners the answers they need?

Finding needles in haystacks: making sense of genomic data

Sequencing the genome is just the start; interpreting the sequence is the next big challenge

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European Society of Human Genetics

At the ESHG 2020 meeting, learn more about what is at the forefront of human genetics both scientifically and technologically