New NHS centres to bring in era of DNA-medicine

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

The NHS is setting up 11 centres to unlock the secrets of DNA and develop tests and drugs to target cancer and genetic disease. DNA project 'to make UK the world leader'

Machine learning reveals genetic roots of cancers and autism

Posted in Software on 20th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Researchers from engineering, biology and medicine teach computers to read the human genome and rate likelihood of mutations causing disease, opening vast new possibilities.

Whole-genome sequences of 17 of the worlds oldest living people published

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

Researchers unable to find genes significantly associated with extreme longevity.

Why I'd Let Google Put My Genome in the Cloud

Posted in Medicine on 10th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

Google Genomics could one day have millions of genomes on its servers, available at a click of a button to researchers. Are there legitimate privacy concerns here? Definitely.

Google Wants to Store Your Genome

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

For $25 a year, Google will keep a copy of any genome in the cloud.