Human Genome Project

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The human genome needs updating. But how do we make it fair?
Healthcare’s standard genome is mostly based on one American. As we enter the era of personalised medicine, this bias has drawbacks for much of the world’s population

Ida Emilie Steinmark

29, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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First complete gap-free human genome sequence published
More than 20 years after milestone of first draft, missing sections of sequence have been completed

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

31, Mar, 2022 @6:00 PM

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20 years after the human genome was first sequenced, dangerous gene myths abound | Philip Ball
Misleading rhetoric has fuelled the belief that our genetic code is an ‘instruction book’ – but it’s far more interesting than that, says science writer Philip Ball

Philip Ball

09, Jun, 2021 @10:43 AM

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‘The wondrous map’: how unlocking human DNA changed the course of science
Thanks to the success of the Human Genome Project, 20 years ago this week, scientists can track biology and disease at a molecular level

Robin McKie

21, Jun, 2020 @7:19 AM

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Sue Povey obituary
Molecular geneticist who was a leading contributor to the Human Genome Project

Dallas Swallow and Veronica van Heyningen

20, Feb, 2019 @5:33 PM

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Medical advances could soon spare patients surgery, say experts
Better drugs, vaccination and genomics will help to make some operations obsolete

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

07, Dec, 2018 @12:01 AM

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Sir Aaron Klug obituary
Chemist and biophysicist who won the Nobel prize for developing crystallographic electron microscopy

Georgina Ferry

26, Nov, 2018 @1:10 PM

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Sir John Sulston obituary
Pioneering biologist best known for his work on the human genome who was a fierce advocate of free access to scientific data

Georgina Ferry

11, Mar, 2018 @3:19 PM

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Sir John Sulston, pioneering genome scientist, dies aged 75
Sulston won the Nobel prize for medicine in 2002 for his work on genome sequencing

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

09, Mar, 2018 @3:30 PM

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How can I make money from my DNA?
If you have your DNA sequenced, someone somewhere will be making money from the data. A new start-up aims to make sure that you get your share

Zoë Corbyn

18, Feb, 2018 @7:30 AM

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The Guardian view on adjusting DNA: a new world | Editorial
Editorial: A hope that embryos could be purged of a genetic disease has been fulfilled in part. However, we are some way off reimplanting modified embryos into their mothers – for all the right reasons


03, Aug, 2017 @5:59 PM

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A Brief History of Everyone who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford review – genes, race and rewriting the human story
This effervescent book contains the latest thinking on the African origins of Homo sapiens and asks what our genes can really tell us

Colin Grant

17, Sep, 2016 @7:00 AM

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