Tagged: genomics

Epigenetics overview (video) - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 11, 2012

Below Jessica Tyler, from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, introduces epigenetics, a topic I’ve touched on a few times and would like to elaborate further on. Her introduction is fairly gentle; hopefully some of the essence of the thing will come across to non-specialists! [vimeo width=”600″ height=”450″]http://vimeo.com/39781892[/vimeo] You may need to wait until … Read More

George Church on genomics and personalised medicine - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 06, 2012

Weekend video - for general readers. This TEDxCambridge lecture by Professor George Church* offers an informal look at progress in genomics and personalised medicine. While very informal compared to some TED lectures, but it does give glimpses of where genomics and personalised medicine might be headed in a series of quick snapshots.** … Read More

Online lecture series on genomics and bioinformatics - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 01, 2012

A current lecture course surveying genomics and bioinformatics is available online, hosted on YouTube by GenomeTV. Handouts for the thirteen week course are hosted on the course website. We’re told that the course includes an update on technologies that have changed over the past two years. These lectures are introductory. They are aimed at biologists … Read More

Appeals court concludes that Myriad can patent BRCA genes - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 30, 2011

Friday saw the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (which we’re told by the New York Times told specialises in patent cases) rule that Myriad can patent the isolated BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, mutations in which are diagnostic for (some) cases of breast and ovarian cancers. The three judges didn’t rule unanimously, with … Read More

Haemophilia – towards a cure using genetic engineering - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 28, 2011

Science fiction has humans cured of genetic diseases by tailored re-engineering of their genes. It’s coming closer to a reality, with a recent report on treating mice with haemophilia B by re-engineering the ‘broken’ gene in mice. Haemophilia B Haemophilia is an inherited genetic disorder that disrupts blood clotting. Read More

What genetic changes make us human? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 22, 2011

Katherine Pollard sets her aim at about 2:05 into the presentation: ’we want to pinpoint the parts of the human genome that are most different [...] between humans and chimps, or other primates, and try to link these to human-specific biology.’ She talks about work by her research group finding the portions of the human genome … Read More