From Socialising the Genome

Image of the Week: Socialising the Genome

A still frame from one of the Socialising the Genome animations, "Search Me" was featured as the Image of the Week on the Wellcome Trust blog

Image of the Week: Socialising the Genome

8th April 2016

Excerpt from blog post:

Genomics is fast becoming part of everyday healthcare, with DNA already being used to help predict and manage conditions such as cancer and heart disease. But how comfortable does the everyday person feel when striking up a conversation about genomics? And do we understand what it means for us and our health?

The UK has a rich history of genomics research. It played a leading role in sequencing the very first whole human genome in 2000 and is now leading the world’s largest sequencing project, the ‘100,000 Genomes Project.’

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Pritchard, E (2016). Image of the Week: Socialising the Genome. [Blog] Wellcome Trust. Available at: [Accessed: 20 February 2018].