A detailed map of the koala genome is vital to understanding their susceptibility to disease, their genetic diversity, and how they may respond to new environmental pressures.
It may not be long before Australia’s health sector offers predictive genomic analysis to patients. If this happens, could chatbots help lessen the load on genetic counsellors?
It is essential to add genomic data from all global populations - including Africa. This will ensure that everyone can benefit from the advances in health.
Dentists need to have a sound understanding of genetics to treat and manage patients effectively.
Legislation as well as academic research governance bodies have failed to safeguard the rights of participants from Africa in genomics research.
When you share your genetic data – even with the NHS – you don’t know where it will end up, or how it will be used.
Gene sequences can be manipulated to prevent certain diseases and improve public health.
A freedom of information request reveals that Google wants its AI company DeepMind to get involved in the 100,000 Genomes Project.
Cracking genetic responses to the changing environment in Africa would open a new frontier in the drive against rising non-communicable diseases on the continent.
Genomic research must take place in Africa because African populations have evolved significantly and their genetic composition is more diverse than that of populations elsewhere.