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.’